Warehouse421 - Wednesdays at the Warehouse - December 2016

Line up of workshops, talks, film screenings happening this month at

Warehouse 421

Reflections on Screen - Practical Screen-Printing Techniques
Date: 7th December 2016
Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Participants in this hands-on session are invited to create an original piece of work and then produce multiple editions of it using a range of screen-printing methods. With a focus on techniques – rather than producing a finished work, this collaborative workshop also explores aspects of color theory and the importance of considering print and production factors in any design process.

Instructor: Ahmad Makary & Mohamed Krayem, Printmakers, The Workshop DXB, UAE

Age group: Adults

A MENA Perspective on Visual Communication - Contemporary Practices From Across The Region
Date: 14th December 2016
Time: 18:30 - 20:00

This industry-led talk investigates contemporary practices in visual communication by highlighting various examples from across the MENA region and discussing their social, cultural, artistic and commercial influences.


- Ahmad Saqfalhait, Acting Head of Graphic Design Department at German University in Cairo, Egypt

- Mo Saad, AIGA Middle East, Lebanon

- Nuno Paiva, Head of Strategy, Slash, UAE

- Salem Al-Qassimi, Founder and Principle of Fikra, Assistant Professor of Design at AUS, UAE

- Tammam Yamout, Penguin Cube, UAE

- Wael Marcos, Graphic & Type Designer, Lebanon

Film Screenings
Date: 21st December 2016
Time: 19:30 – 22:00   

Sabeel (2010)
Directed by: Khalid Al Mahmood | UAE | PG | Drama | No Dialogue | 20 minutes

Two small boys live with their sick grandmother in the mountains of the UAE. Tending their vegetables and then selling produce on the road, they have to earn enough money to buy medicine for their grandmother. This poignant film depicts their lives and the world in which they live. Sabeel won the Second Prize in the Muhr Emirati Award at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2010. 

Timbuktu (2014)
Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako | Mauritania, France | PG | Drama | Arabic, Bambara, French, English, Songhay, Tamashek | 97 minutes

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people are powerless, and they suffer from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith.

Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

Timbuktu is Mauritania's first entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.