Day 5: Special Events
ADFF Talks Film is a series of free to attend panel discussions, masterclasses, conversations and workshops at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi:
Special Programme: The Soul Yearns For A Home: Film Making From Arab Diaspora
Mon 10/27/2014 11:00 Ballroom 3
Economic, social and historical factors all contribute to a decision to emigrate, and not least of all for people from the Arab World. Out of emigration has grown a world of filmmakers living in countries not originally their own. ADFF Talks Film introduces our audience to distinguished Arab filmmakers residing away from their countries of origin as they discuss the benefits and challenges related to storytelling for the diaspora and the trends in subject matter and genre..
Build It and They Will Come: A Retrospective Analysis of The Gulf’s Fledging Film Industry
Mon 10/27/2014 14:30 Ballroom 3
Just over a decade ago in 2002 a fledgling film industry began to grow in the Gulf region with the launch of the Emirates Film Competition. Now more than 10 years on, ADFF Talks Film takes a look at what has been achieved and what lies ahead for the future of the Gulf film industry. Join leading film entities and filmmakers from the region and participate in this analytical discussion.
Point of View: Objective Truth or Personal Perspectives in Documentary Filmmaking
Mon 10/27/2014 16:30 Ballroom 3
Documentaries can provide valuable insight into events that are not possible for most of us to experience or observe. Filmmakers have often documented factual occurrences throughout history, but are audiences watching the truth or a version of the truth? Are filmmakers capable of objectivity when telling stories?