Dubai International Film Festival and Al Serkal Avenue Partner to Launch Community Film Screenings

Gaza 36mm (2)


The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has partnered with Alserkal Avenue, Dubai’s renowned arts district, to offer a series of free film screenings and a film poster exhibition within the A4 warehouse in Alserkal Avenue to audiences across the Emirates.

The screenings will present audiences with a selection of emotive films from Gaza including Gaza 36mm by Khalil Elmzayen, a film offering a window into post-war life in Gaza through stories of once-popular cinemas that have now been converted into buildings and supermarkets.

There will also be two films by Tarzan and Arab, Gaza-born twin brothers and filmmakers Mohammed and Ahmad Abu Nasser. Colourful Journey and Condom Lead, the latter which was the first Palestinian short film nominated for the Palm D’or at Cannes.

In 2010, Tarzan and Arab received the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s prestigious Young Artist of the Year Award for their conceptual artwork Gaza wood, a series of mock-Hollywood posters for imaginary feature films named after real Israeli military offensives on Gaza, and their short film Colorful Journey. Their moving and conceptual films offer an insight into contemporary Palestinian life.

The posters exhibition will be exhibited during DIFF in A4 venue inAlserkal Avenue alongside the screenings taking place twice daily from Dec 7-14, 2013.

The collaboration runs from 7 to 14 December in conjunction with DIFF’s landmark 10th edition. For more information visit