The Six: Sharjah Film Platform set to screen boundary-pushing movies

The film festival in Sharjah will screen more than 140 films. (Shutterstock)
Updated 17 January 2019

The Six: Sharjah Film Platform set to screen boundary-pushing movies

DUBAI: The film festival in Sharjah will screen more than 140 films from over 40 countries between Jan. 18 – 26. Here are a few of the films set to go on show.

‘Laymoon’ (2019)
A housewife is desperately trying to reignite her cranky husband’s interest in their marriage when her best friend to encourages her to try something different.

‘Human’ (2017)
A boy with Down syndrome is bullied on a football field, but something changes when he wakes up after falling asleep on the grass.

‘A Blink of an Eye’ (2018)
The lives of five strangers in Jeddah are united in a single moment in this twisting film.

‘Spaces of Exception’ (2018)
This documentary explores the relationship between land and communities in various Indian American reservations and two Palestinian refugee camps.

‘New Year’s Eve’ (2016)
Two kids try to sell tissues in the busy streets of Cairo on New Year’s Eve to collect enough money to buy new shoes and visit a theme park.

‘Stone on the Road’ (2016)
A manager decides to try a novel method to choose a candidate for a job — he pretends to be a beggar on the company’s doorstep.

 


Girls outperform boys in games at Saudi Arabia's Taif Season

Updated 22 min 16 sec ago

Girls outperform boys in games at Saudi Arabia's Taif Season

  • Saudi Entertainment Summit aims to give visitors at Taif Season an atmosphre of fun, adventure and enthusiasm.

TAIF: Taif Season is attracting Saudi girls to adventure and action games, with the “Action Mania” park allowing game fans of both sexes to exercise their passions in an unprecedented interactive atmosphere in the Village of Roses, held in Al-Radf Park.

Ryan Shaqroun, CEO of Saudi Entertainment Summit, owner of “Action Mania,” noted that girls were more daring than their male counterparts in the “Adrenaline Live” event in the challenge and adventure city. The company has designed a special sports abaya, closed from the bottom, to give girls more freedom during play.

Among the adventure games that have attracted Saudi women at “Action Mania,” “Skyfall” is a breathtaking game, with a safe fall of 16 meters, while the company has also introduced its parachute jump simulator for the first time.

Shaqroun added that the company aims to give visitors at Taif Season an atmosphere of fun, adventure and enthusiasm, with the adventure park area covering 12,000 square meters within the Village of Roses, with 15 games of different sizes. All games have international safety and security certifications, conform to Saudi standards and specifications, and are under the supervision of trained Saudi cadres with experience in the entertainment industry.

Visitors can enter Action Mania from 5 p.m. to midnight, allowing them to experience the fun, entertainment and adventure through a range of exciting activities and games, suitable for the whole family, such as climbing, free jumping, circus swings, and other skill and fitness games.