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Nujoom Alghanem


Sounds of the Sea

United Arab Emirates
Producer: Nujoom Al Ghanem
Production Company: Nahar Productions

Project Logline:

Saif Alzibadi, the old famous sea singer wishes to cross Umm Al Quwain Creek for the last time in his life on a fishing boat and to sing one of his old folklore songs to the fishermen. However, he’s considered disabled in the eyes of so many people around him including his own children. Regardless of their disapproval, his close friend, Sultan Bin Ghaffan, risks to help him accomplish his dream in secret. This film is a witness to the constraints of old age in the face of friendship and last dreams.

Nujoom Alghanem is an Emirati poet, scriptwriter and multi-award winning film director. She has produced eight films including three short fictions and five documentaries; four of them are feature length. Her last three documentaries have won several local, regional and International prizes. She was born in Dubai in 1962. She graduated with MA in Film Production from Griffith University in Australia in 1999. In 1996, she finished her Bachelor Degree in Video Production from Ohio University in the United States.