Join them for a unique iftar + film experience this Ramadan with CINEMAJLIS.
Cinema Akil and Project Chaiwala are transforming the cinema into a dining majlis serving casual, family-style South Asian cuisine and screening award-winning Arab films throughout the holy month.
Cinemajlis will also host games, talks, as well as performances by open mic event Blank Space including oud-qanun-piano sibling trio De3bal and feel good singer-songwriter Haranero.
Iftar will be served every night followed by films screening at 9pm and 11pm on weekdays. There will be pre-iftar screenings on weekends.
The film lineup includes Mohamed Al-Daradji’s THE JOURNEY, the first Iraqi film in 27 years to be released in the theaters of Iraq and was selected as the Iraqi entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards; Stefanie Brockhaus’s THE POETESS, a documentary film on Saudi poet Reem Hilal - the first female finalist in male-dominated Million’s Poet TV poetry competition.
The program will also include a special screening commemorating Nakbah Day on 15 May in collaboration with Reel Palestine film festival, alongside the UAE release of Naila and the Uprising documentary film by Julia Bacha which first screened during Reel Palestine in January.
More details to be announced soon! They hope to see you at the cinema #followusintothedark