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FEBRUARY 24

2 PM TO 4 PM
Manarat Al Saadiyat Theatre

AL SIDR ROUNDTABLE: THINKING WITH THE ATMOSPHERIC 

Led by Dr Alexandra Cotofana, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Zayed University





7 PM - OPENING NIGHT OF THE AL SIDR ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Manaarat Al Saadiyat Auditorium


INTRODUCTION TO AL SIDR ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
By Dr. Nezar Andary 

OPENING ADDRESS
THE DEEP ROOTS OF THE EMIRATES: PALM TREES AND POT SHERDS IN THE AL-AIN OASES

By Dr. Timothy Power, Associate Professor of Archeology, United Arab Emirates University
Introduced by Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi





FOOTSTEPS ON THE WIND (2021) (RATED PG)
Directed by Gustavo Leal, Faga Melo, and Maya Sanbar
Animation / United Kingdom / 7 mins





HONEY, RAIN, & DUST (2016)
Directed by Nujoom Alghanem 
Documentary / United Arab Emirates / 86 mins








 

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FEBRUARY 25

5 PM
Manarat Al Saadiyat Theatre

SHORT FILMS SPONSORED BY THE BRITISH COUNCIL ABU DHABI


THE FOURFOLD (2020)
Directed by Alisi Telengut
Documentary / United Kingdom / 8 mins

THE PROMISE (2020)
Directed by Chi Tai
Animation / United Kingdom / 6 mins

SONGS OF THE EARTH (2020)
Directed by Soumik Datta
Documentary / United Kingdom / 23 mins

CONNECTING THE CLIMATE CHANGE (2021)
Documentary / Nepal, United Kingdom / 20 mins

GREEN SPACES ATLAS (2020)
Documentary / United Kingdom, Botswana / 7 mins






7:30 PM
EVE (2021)

Directed by Lucy Jane and Joya Berrow
Documentary / United Kingdom / 21 mins






COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON (2021) (RATED PG 15)
Directed by Mounia Akl
Drama / Lebanon, France, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Qatar / 106 mins
Community Question: WHAT IS THE FAMILY OASIS? DOES LIVING OFF THE GRID WORK?






9:30 PM

ACASA, MY HOME (2020) (RATED PG 18+)
Directed by Radu Ciorniciuc
Documentary / Romania / 86 mins
Introduced by 
Dr. Alexandra Cotafana, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Zayed University with a presentation on Romanian Urban Ecologies

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FEBRUARY 26

12 PM
Manarat Al Saadiyat Theatre

I AM GRETA (2020)

Directed by Nathan Grossman
Documentary / Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Germany / 97 mins
Followed by an intergenerational response panel






3 PM
UMAH (2020)

Directed by Shoyab Hesham
Documentary (N
onverbal) / United Arab Emirates / 8 mins

THE ANTS & THE GRASSHOPPER (2021) (RATED PG)
Directed by Raj Patel and Zak Piper
Documentary / United States, Malawi / 71 mins 










5 PM
DISCUSSION: ADDRESSING “OUT OF BALANCE” 40 YEARS LATER
Led by Adama Sanneh, co-founder of Moleskine Foundation









KOYAANISQATSI (1982)
Directed by Godfrey Reggio
Documentary (Nonverbal) / United States / 74 mins






7 PM

SON OF MONARCHS (2021) (RATED PG 18+)
Directed by Dr. Alexis Gambis
Drama / Mexico, United States  / 97 mins










DISCUSSION: DIRECTOR ALEXIS GAMBIS IN CONVERSATION WITH MALTESE ARTIST ADRIAN SCICLUNA
Moderated by Brigitte Howarth, ecologist and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Associate Professor of Life Sciences at the American University in Dubai

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FEBRUARY 27

3 PM
Manarat Al Saadiyat Theatre


M’HAMID OASIS MOROCCO: RESTORING, RECORDING AND INVENTORYING THE TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE (2019)
Directed by Monika Koeck
Documentary / Morocco, United Kingdom / 23 mins
 









INVISIBLE DEMONS (2021)
Directed by Rahul Jain
Documentary / Finland, Germany, India / 70 mins










5 PM
Documentary Feature
THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL T
HINGS (2020)
 

Directed by Jennifer Abbot
Documentary / Canada / 100 mins
Followed by Eco-Anxiety, Species Loneliness, and Solistalgia: Psychology and the Climate Crisis, a discussion led by Dr. Justin Thomas, Psychologist and Professor at Zayed University










7:30 PM - CLOSING NIGHT OF THE AL SIDR ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

DOOM'S DAY CLOCK (2019)
Directed by Waleed Al Madani
Documentary / Hungary, United Arab Emirates / 6 mins



TAMING THE GARDEN (2021)
Directed by Salomé Jashi
Documentary / Georgia / 71 mins
Introduced by cultural critic, curator, and artist Hind Mezaina.

Followed by The Oasis Paradox, The Palm Tree and the Future of Ecological Consciousness, a discussion l
ed by Dr. Sandra Piesik, UN-Habitat Consultant on Territorial Integration, award-winning architect, author and researcher specializing in the implementation of global sustainable legislation, urban resilience and technology adaptation


 

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