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.


Footballer Kompany’s dad first black mayor in Belgium

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Footballer Kompany’s dad first black mayor in Belgium

  • Pierre Kompany, 71, arrived in Belgium in 1975 as a refugee from what was then Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Kompany was head of the centrist CDH list in Sunday’s municipal election in Ganshoren, a bilingual French and Dutch speaking town of 25,000

BRUSSELS: Pierre Kompany, the father of Manchester City captain and Belgian international defender Vincent, became Belgium’s first black elected mayor on Monday after his party topped the poll in the Brussels suburb Ganshoren.
Pierre Kompany, 71, arrived in Belgium in 1975 as a refugee from what was then Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and has since been naturalized as a citizen and entered politics.
He was head of the centrist CDH list in Sunday’s municipal election in Ganshoren, a bilingual French and Dutch speaking town of 25,000 just outside the Belgian capital, and will take office in December.
“He’s the first black mayor in Belgium,” Vincent declared on Instagram. “It has never happened before. It’s historic. We’re all delighted. Bravo to my father.”
In 2014, a local councillor of Congolese origin, Denis Liselele, served as temporary mayor in the Belgian town of Sambreville after the elected town leader was suspended during a court case.