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Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.

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Wednesday
Feb102010

Gulf Film Festival 2010 - Student Competition


The Gulf Film Festival is an annual event that aims to celebrate cinema from this region. The third edition of this festival is scheduled to happen from 8th-14th April. It's a great opportunity to watch movies from the Gulf region, which is growing slowly year by year. The festival does include a selection of international film as well.

There is also a competition open to students of all nationalities during their academic study or as part of a college project.

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Tuesday
Feb092010

Digital Analogue


I found this video by ftjelly and its oxymoron title amused me. So I decided to take a look, I like it.

I love anything analogue, especially photography. I still shoot with film and the day film becomes extinct will be a very sad day for me.

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Tuesday
Feb092010

City of Life

City of Life premiered last December at the Dubai International Film Festival 2009. I intentionally skipped this movie in December because I normally focus on watching movies I know that will have no chance in hell getting a wide release here and instead of counting on watching them on DVD later (since I cherish my cinema theatre experience), I make sure I watch as many as I can at the festival.

So with that in mind and with City of Life being a Dubai movie, I assumed it would be released across cinemas here shortly after the festival.

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Tuesday
Feb092010

Mahmovies! at thejamjar: Sita Sings the Blues and Camp Ka Champ

The third week of Mahmovies! Music for the Eyes will be very special. A delightful animated musical and a live performance by an unknown but talented group of competition winners from a singing competition called Western Union Camp Ka Champ (Champ of the Camp) held at the various Dubai labour camps. You must not miss this one, it will break down a lot of barriers.

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Tuesday
Feb092010

Review: Let's Get Lost and People Playing Music

Back from another great music and movie night. This evening's Mahmovies! night started with a 10 minute teaser trailer of Mahmoud Kaabour's (the man behind Mahmovies!) latest documentary feature Teta Alf Marra (Grandma 1000 times) accompanied by Kaabour's spoken words and live music. The documentary is about Kaabour's Grandmother in Beirut and it looks like it's a very endearing and touching film. Can't wait to see it when it is released.

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Sunday
Feb072010

Die Antwoord

I am intrigued by this band from Cape Town. I've been listening to their music for the past few days and reading what I can about them.

I am not very familiar with Cape Town street/gang culture, so I'm not entirely sure if the members of Die Antwoord are a bunch of ghetto freaks or ghetto freaks wannabes.

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Sunday
Feb072010

The Clinic - new music series

The Clinic is a concept which aims to bring back music that seems to have been taken away from the music fans in Dubai of late - a mix of styles in a comfortable atmosphere. I miss those nights (remember iBO?) and glad to see some a series of different and relaxed music nights are back on the scene.

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Sunday
Feb072010

Art Sawa - Master Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Art Sawa gallery located in Al Quoz, Dubai is screening Alfred Hitchcock movies every Monday for the next few weeks.

Dates:
08th Feb - Rear Window
15th Feb - Vertigo
22th Feb - North by Northwest
01st Mar - The Birds

Time: 8.00pm -10.00pm

Free entrance. Book your seat: send an email to workshop@artsawa.com or call +9714-3408660

  

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Sunday
Feb072010

Fuerza Bruta - Look Up

 

This show looks AMAZING! If you've seen it before, I am very jealous of you. Someone please bring this show to Dubai!

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Sunday
Feb072010

The Swell Season - Low Rising 

I love the music by the Swell Season. I think they bring so much joy to people. On my wish list this year is to to watch them live. Fingers crossed...

www.theswellseason.com