Monthly Film Screenings
We are excited to announce the film program NAAS which is a collaboration of several cultural institutions in the UAE, including the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, the Embassy of France in the United Arab Emirates, the Embassy of Canada to the United Arab Emirates, the Italian Cultural Institute of Abu Dhabi, the British Council to the UAE, and in partnership with Manarat Al Sadiyyat. The program features a selection of predominantly independent films that explore relevant social and cultural topics for general and film-interested audiences in the UAE.
The first edition of the program "Green Reel: Films for a Sustainable Future" focuses on the themes of environment and sustainability. It presents the feature, documentary, short, and family films that tackle the burning issues of our planet in entertaining and exciting ways.
Curated by the presenters, the program also includes a guest curation element CARTE BLANCHE, which invites selected Emirati filmmakers to present a film of their choice. The programme will run bi-weekly to June 26th at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Auditorium.
Upcoming Film Screenings:
Taste the Waste
March 6, 2024, 7pm
Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat
Director: Valentin Thurn
Documentary, Germany, 2011, 92 min.
More than half of our food goes to waste. Most of it is already lost on its way from the field to the store before it ever even arrives on our tables. Every other lettuce, every other potato and one out of 5 loafs of bread. The system reaches around the world. Everything needs to be available at all times, supermarkets offer the full range of products year round. Bread needs to be fresh until the evening opening hours and strawberries need to be available any season of the year. In addition everything needs to look perfect. One sagging leaf of lettuce, one cut in a potato, one dent in an apple is reason enough to reject the product. Yoghurt cups are taken off the shelves and tossed out two days before their expiration date. There is, however, another way. All around the world people are trying to find alternatives to this insane wastefulness.