Sharjah Art Foundation Film Screening - Al Intithar (The Waiting) by Mario Rizzi and Monopoly by Bader AlHomoud

The Saturday, 31st May 2014, Sharjah Art Foundation will screen two short films in the outdoor Mirage City Cinema in the Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces


Al Intithar (The Waiting) by Mario Rizzi
Arabic with English subtitles
Colour, 30 mins, 2012 

Al Intithar (The Waiting) is the first part of the trilogy Bayt (House) about the emergence of a new civil consciousness in the Arab world, which also looks at the social implications of the end of post-colonialism in these countries.


The short film Al Intithar presents itself as an excerpt; it records fragments of the life of Syrian refugees in Camp Zaatari, which lies seven kilometres to the south of the Syrian border in the Jordanian desert. The film’s protagonist is a widow from Homs whose husband was killed in an attack by the Syrian army. The film follows her life at the camp for seven weeks. Life’s rhythms are dictated by the place, and life is all about waiting.


Monopolyby Bader AlHomoud
Arabic with English subtitles
Colour, 23 mins, 2012  

Monopoly is a mockumentary that depicts the housing crisis in Saudi Arabia, revolving around a man who decides to live in a van due to escalating property prices.  

The film raised high awareness about a crisis that affects 70% of the population in Saudi Arabia, and as a result received over a million views in its first week.

Event details

Date: Saturday, 31st May at 8.30pm

Venue: Mirage City Cinema, SAF Art Spaces, Behind Al Zahra Mosque, Sharjah (location map)