The Six: The Reel Palestinian film festival in Dubai

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Updated 19 December 2018

The Six: The Reel Palestinian film festival in Dubai

DUBAI: The film festival celebrating all things Palestinian is set to return to Dubai’s Cinema Akil from Jan. 18-26. With more than 18 films set to be screened, there will be plenty to watch.

‘What Wala’a Wants’
Directed by Christy Garland, this docu-drama focuses on a girl who is raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank and follows her as she overcomes the significant obstacles in her way.

The feature-length animated film stars two-time Academy Award nominee David Hare in an 80-minute film that examines the impact of the Israeli barrier wall.

‘The Tower’
Mats Grorud directs this story of an 11-year-old Palestinian girl who lives with her family in the refugee camp where she was born.

‘Naila and the Uprising’
When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family and freedom in this animated documentary directed by Julia Bacha.

‘The Judge’
A legal docu-drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, whose career provides rare insights into Islamic law and gender-based justice.

‘White Oil’
Directed by Judy Price, the documentary explores the day-to-day lives of the quarry owners, workers and security guards in Palestinian territories.


The Six: Dior heads to Dubai with a closet-full of gorgeous gowns

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The Six: Dior heads to Dubai with a closet-full of gorgeous gowns

Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest haute couture collection to a crowd of Mideast-based fashionistas in Dubai’s Safa Park on Monday night.

The 15-piece collection was created with the city in mind. “When you think about Dubai, you think of a place that in a sense is very Mediterranean. So, we use more color (and) different shapes,” creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri told AFP.

Playful fashion

An accordion-style minidress in metallic rainbow colors was paired with an eye-catching glitter skullcap by celebrated milliner Stephen Jones.

Body suit

The haute couture collection included details like a “tattooed” body suit that conjured up images of Victorian-era circus performers.

Candy stripes

This candy-striped minidress brings to mind the vintage sweets of yesteryear and was paired with glittery, chunky-heeled boots.

Flying high

A sweetheart neckline edged with accordion-style pleating and silver, diamond-shaped embroidery take this look from red carpet ready to a gown more suited to a fashionable trapeze artist.

Glamour on the run

According to designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, this dip-dyed gown was purposefully crinkled in order to pay tribute to the on-the-move lifestyle of circus performers.


This pleated, metallic dress was a show-stopper with its fish-like shades and billowing cape.