RUNNING FOR HER LIFE DIRECTED BY SALEM BRAHIMI

RUNNING FOR HER LIFE DIRECTED BY SALEM BRAHIMI

Acclaimed Algerian filmmaker Salem Brahimi documents the inspiring story of Algerian Olympic champion Hassiba Boulmerka’s rise in the 1990s as a symbol of courage and resistance against death threats from religious extremists and oppression. Echoing the struggle of young Muslim women in some places to be allowed to jog and engage in sports, the film ultimately raises questions about the place of women in our societies.

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MÚSICAS DE ESPAÑA BY DANIEL LIGORIO

With classical music pieces from Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as a selection of Baroque compositions, critically acclaimed Spanish pianist Daniel Ligorio is accompanied by the castanets of Belén Cabanes and the dance of Loli Molina.

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THE ABRAHAMIC SYMPHONY: UNITY OF THREE BY IHAB DARWISH, JOHN DEBNEY, AND DAVID SHIRE

Gifted Emirati composer Ihab Darwish’s new work, in collaboration with Emmy-winning composer John Debney and Academy Award-winning composer David Shire, celebrates the historic opening of the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi. Bringing together top international composers, musicians and vocal ensembles from Christian, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds, the symphony celebrates unity and peace amongst different faiths.

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THE PEARL DIVER’S DAUGHTER

In a tale of family, tradition, and the perils of the diver and the wonders of the sea, Emirati writer Maitha Al Kayat and Emirati composer Eman Al Hashimi join forces with acclaimed interdisciplinary dance, music and new media collective Company E.

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AL AIN FILM FESTIVAL

Abu Dhabi Festival will collaborate with Al Ain Film Festival, in its fourth edition, as its strategic cultural partner to support the development of young filmmakers and spread the culture of cinema in the UAE.

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