What We Are Watching Today: Trollhunters

What We Are Watching Today: Trollhunters
Updated 25 August 2019

What We Are Watching Today: Trollhunters

What We Are Watching Today: Trollhunters

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia is an animated show from Netflix, created by the multi-Academy Award winning Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
It features a boy, Jim, who lives in a city called Arcadia. One day he finds an amulet and, from then on, his life takes a series of twists and turns.
Jim discovers a new world hiding under Arcadia that is home to magical creatures, and the amulet chooses him as the protector of trolls and humans alike.
The show follows Jim as he tries to juggle everyday life, saving the world, and training to become a warrior.
I watched half a season in one sitting because of the story’s plot and pace. Trollhunters is funny, dramatic and has scooped up awards for its animation, writing and sound.
All three seasons are available to watch on Netflix.


Egyptian film ‘Tuk-Tuk’ goes international

“Tuk-Tuk” film still.
“Tuk-Tuk” film still.
Updated 17 January 2021

Egyptian film ‘Tuk-Tuk’ goes international

“Tuk-Tuk” film still.

DUBAI: The Egyptian film “Tuk-Tuk” is set to make its international premiere at France’s Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival on Jan. 29.

After this it will be shown at the 29th edition of the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), which will run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6.

The Mohamed Kheidr-directed short tells the story of a young woman named Walaa, portrayed by Miss Egypt 2009 Elham Wagdi, who is forced to become a rickshaw driver to support her family after she is abandoned by her husband who has illegally fled the country.

The Los Angeles-based film festival was established in 1992 to promote creative works that highlight the diverse stories of Africa and the global black diaspora.

Each year, the cinematic event showcases more than 150 new films from countries including the US, Africa, Latin America and Europe.