Updated 04 June 2022
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6 regional films to screen at the UAE’s CineMAS festival 

6 regional films to screen at the UAE’s CineMAS festival 

Abu Dhabi’s CineMAS festival is returning for its third year with an exciting lineup of films to screen at Manarat Al-Saadiyat island from June 6-12. 

  • ‘An Evening with Laila’

    Kuwaiti filmmaker Haya Alghanim’s documentary tells the story of Laila Abdulaziz, a pioneer of music in the Gulf region who had a vision for the future that no one was ready for, not even herself.

  • ‘Beirut, the Encounter’

    Late Lebanese filmmaker Borhane Alaouié’s 1982 film follows a man and woman during the Lebanese civil war as they overcome checkpoints and other hurdles to see each other one last time.

  • ‘Yuni’

    The film, by Indonesian director Kamilia Andini, tells the story of a teenage girl who is determined to pursue her education, but is being pressured to get married.

  • ‘Before the Dying of the Light’

    The documentary, by director Ali Essafi, pays homage to the art scene of 1970s Morocco, viewed from the perspective of the artists. 

  • ‘Don’t Get Too Comfortable’

    In the short documentary, Yemeni filmmaker Shaima Al-Tamimi shares an introspective letter to her deceased grandfather reflecting on her ancestral journey of migration. 

  • ‘Souad’

    Egyptian filmmaker Ayten Amin’s film explores how social media affects the lives of young girls approaching adulthood.