Documentaries in Dubai

22 Nov 2011

Watch out for the UAE premiere of Carla's Way: The Rise Of A First Lady at the doc fest that is Documentary Voices

It’s all about girl power at the fourth edition of Documentary Voices, the region’s leading platform for the genre, from 27 to 29 November 2011, starting with a unique look at French First Lady Carla Bruni in the UAE premiere of Carla's Way: The Rise Of A First Lady. The flick is an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the woman who has fascinated the world.

Directed by Marc Berdugo, it is just one of the documentaries that promises to give audiences a whole new perspective on women and their journey towards empowerment.

Make your must-watch lists now, people - this edition of Documentary Voices: Focused On Women has powerful documentaries and short films from across the world. Layers by the UAE’s Manal Wicki, Catherine Deneuve by Anne Andreu, Shiva by Iran’s Sepideh Norouzi and We, Stars by Akila Rezajee from Afghanistan, are just some of the interesting choices on show.

There’ll also be several dedicated workshops and discussion panels featuring the best in the biz - award winning Emirati documentary filmmaker Nujoom Al Ghanem, acclaimed Emirati script writer Khalid Al Budoor and film historian Dr Nezar Andary will be there. So you know where to head to get a sneak peek at top-notch documentary films.

INFO: Tickets cost Dhs125. 27 to 29 November. DUCTAC Mall of the Emirates. For more information visit or call 056 126 8316.

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