Women in Film: 40th Anniversary Celebration

Women’s Voices Now is delighted to participate in:

Women in Film - 40th Anniversary Celebration
Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island
Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan,
the UAE Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development

Nov. 1-2, 2013

To celebrate 40 years of women in the industry, the WIFT UAE Chapter (the only one in the Middle East) is co-hosting along with the Paris Sorbonne, Abu Dhabi a public 2-day conference of screenings, lectures, performances, and workshops.

A variety of topics relating to media will be covered, including: introductions to both film-making and directing, legal aspects such as copyright law and film finance, and e-book publishing, as well as an acting workshop and a short, live theatre performance. To view a full schedule visit the Women in Film - 40th Anniversary Celebration Facebook Event Page.

On Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., the “Middle East Award Winning Short Films” segment of the weekend-long program will include For Soghand (Mostafa Shaban/Iran) and Half-Value Life (Alka Sadat, Afghanistan), two short-documentary films chosen for WVN’s first festival, Women’s Voices from the Muslim World.

Throughout the weekend, several other films and documentaries - written, produced and filmed by women, and including many issues faced by women in this region - will be screened.

This event is free and open to the public.


November 01, 2013 at 7pm - 10pm
Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island
Al Reem Island
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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