Cinema Akil - Where We Dwell film screenings in October

Where We Dwell is the theme for Cinema Akil's new season of film screenings at A4 Space in Alserkal Avenue between now and March 2016. 

What is home? How do we define or locate it? Is it a place? A condition? A person? A feeling? Where We Dwell poses these questions through a selection of films that interrogate the concept of home, belonging, leaving and arriving, structures and space, taking a closer look at how and where we live.

The series offers an array of perspectives, exploring the concept of home through five lenses: as a theatre for life; a cause or purpose; a feeling or an emotional state; a built environment; and an idea that arises in the absence of place.  

The complete line up can be found here. I will share the line up here each month. This month you can watch the following: 

21st, 22nd, 23rd October 2015 at 7pm

The Searchers 

John Ford (1956)

119 | English, Navajo, Spanish | USA | Western, Drama | G 

Ethan Edwards, returned from the Civil War to the Texas ranch of his brother, hopes to find a home with his family and to be near the woman he obviously but secretly loves. But a Comanche raid destroys these plans, and Ethan sets out, along with his 1/8 Indian nephew Martin, on a years-long journey to find the niece kidnapped by the Indians under Chief Scar.

But as the quest goes on, Martin begins to realize that his uncle’s hatred for the Indians is beginning to spill over onto his now-assimilated niece. Martin becomes uncertain whether Ethan plans to rescue Debbie...or kill her. 

28th, 29th, 30th October 2015 at 7pm

Ilo Ilo 

Anthony Chen (2013)

99’ | Mandarin, Tagalog, English, Hokkien | Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, France | Drama | U

Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. 

Schedules are subject to change, please check our website for updates. Screenings are free, open to the public and are on a first-come-first-seated basis.