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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / The Sheikh of Mussafah

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

The Sheikh of Mussafah

Shorts Programme 9

DIRECTOR : Waleed Al Madani
COUNTRY : United Arab Emirates
YEAR : 2016
TIME : 10min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 2.30pm | 16 Oct @ 12pm

SYNOPSIS

A father-son unstable relationship, born and raised amongst the ruins of damaged engines and mistreated cars. Diving in to a story where the father was never forgotten and the son never forgot. Struggling to get back up on his feet, whilst, being oblivious to the resemblance between his father and himself. The story takes place in Musaffah, the industrial area of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. The word “Sheikh” is a honorific title in the Arabic Language, given to the heads of tribes, and it is usually given at birth.A father-son unstable relationship, born and raised amongst the ruins of damaged engines and mistreated cars. Diving in to a story where the father was never forgotten and the son never forgot. Struggling to get back up on his feet, whilst, being oblivious to the resemblance between his father and himself. The story takes place in Musaffah, the industrial area of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. The word “Sheikh” is a honorific title in the Arabic Language, given to the heads of tribes, and it is usually given at birth.

 
Director

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

A Syrian filmmaker born and raised in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with a degree of Entrepreneurship and a passion for short documentaries. Currently freelancing full-time as a short films editor and a camera operator. Entering the universe of humanitarian documentaries, hoping to create widespread influential films.