Emirati movie ‘Fan of Amoory’ premieres in Abu Dhabi

The cast and crew of new Emirati sports film ‘Fan of Amoory.’
Updated 07 February 2018
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Emirati movie ‘Fan of Amoory’ premieres in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: The cast and crew of new Emirati sports film “Fan of Amoory” attended the movie’s premiere at Vox Cinemas, Yas Mall, on Monday.
The film tells the story of a young boy who is a huge fan of UAE football favorite Omar Abdulrahman, widely known as Amoory, who dreams of becoming a professional football player.
Amongst the high-profile attendees of last night’s event was Major General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi, general inspector of the Ministry of Interior.
“Fan of Amoory” was directed by Amer Salmeen Al-Murry and produced by Cinema Vision Films, a partner company of twofour54. The media hub’s Film & TV Services division provided both production and post production services, including color grading and editing for film. “Fan of Amoory” also benefited from Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30 percent cash-back rebate on production spend.
The movie will be released across UAE theaters on Thursday.


Canada acquires rare book previously owned by Adolf Hitler

Updated 24 January 2019
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Canada acquires rare book previously owned by Adolf Hitler

  • The book details certain cities' population statistics along with organizations and media outlets key at the time to North America's Jewish communities
  • The bookplate bears an eagle, and swastika, and the words "Ex Libris Adolf Hitler," indicating it was part of his personal library

OTTAWA: Library and Archives Canada announced Wednesday it had acquired a rare 1944 book that once belonged to Adolf Hitler.
Written in German, "Statistics, Media, and Organizations of Jewry in the United States and Canada" is a 137-page report produced in 1944 by Heinz Kloss, a famed German linguist who had contact with US Nazi sympathizers.
The book details certain cities' population statistics along with organizations and media outlets key at the time to North America's Jewish communities, Library and Archives Canada said in a statement.
"This work hints at the story of what might have happened in Canada had the Allies lost World War II. It also demonstrates that the Holocaust was not a purely European event, but rather an operation that was stopped before it reached North America," it added.
The bookplate bears an eagle, and swastika, and the words "Ex Libris Adolf Hitler," indicating it was part of his personal library.
"It is fundamental ... to acquire, preserve and make available documents no matter how controversial or contentious they could be," said Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada.
Hitler was an avid reader with a collection reportedly containing 6,000 to 16,000 titles.
Library and Archives Canada said the book was likely brought back to the US as a souvenir of war, as in spring 1945 American soldiers took thousands of books from the Nazi leader's second home near Berchtesgaden, in the German Alps.
The institution added it acquired the book from a reputable Judaica dealer, who obtained it as part of a collection owned by a Holocaust survivor.