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FEATURES

Sherief Elkatsha

Sherief Elkatsha, Cairo Drive

Cairo Drive, which has its world premiere in Abu Dhabi’s Documentary Competition tonight, shows an intimate portrait of Cairo’s 20 million inhabitants — inside its 14 million vehicles.

Hanne Myren

Hanne Myren talks Love Me

After making several award-winning documentaries, Norwegian director Hanne Myren makes her fictional debut with Love Me (Elsk meg).

Khalid Laith in Djinn

Khalid Laith talks Djinn

Bahrain-born, London-based actor Khalid Laith stars in Tobe Hooper’s Djinn, the UAE-set horror film which had its world premiere in Abu Dhabi this week.

Hiam Abbass

Hiam Abbass, actress/director

Screen speaks to the Palestinian actress and director ahead of receiving an honorary award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

Ali Al Jabri

Ali Al Jabri, director, ADFF

The festival director talks to Screen about this year’s event.

TERRITORY FOCUS

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Gulf states: Collective spirit

For the first time, the Gulf States are coming together to promote themselves as a cohesive regional film hub. By Colin Brown

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Gulf states: Abu Dhabi’s digital domain

Wayne Borg of twofour54 explains to Wendy Mitchell how the Abu Dhabi Media Summit has become a must-attend event for global media leaders; and how Abu Dhabi Film Festival is building connections.

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Gulf states: Film-making at a crossroad

The Gulf continues to cement its reputation as a film-making hub, but the growing presence of big budget international shoots serves to highlight the lack of local production, says Colin Brown.

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Gulf states: Narrowing the Gulf

The Gulf may have taken Egypt’s place as Arab cinema’s financial powerhouse but the challenge remains to connect local audiences with home-grown releases, as Colin Brown reports.