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Screening of Short Documentary "First Feature"

  • Alf wad space - ألف واد 3505 Abdulsalam Ghali Jeddah, Makkah Province, 23424 Saudi Arabia (map)
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First Feature

As part of our movie discussion nights, we are pleased to invite you to attend the discussion/screening of the 2019 Short Documentary “First Feature” a team of mostly women makes its first feature film. Anonymous accounts of their experience are brought together in a melancholic narration. In the spirit of first films, a filmmaker documents the production in Jeddah with his first video camera from childhood.

First Feature 2019
PG-13, 14 min, (Documentary), Saudi Arabia | USA
Arabic, with English subtitle

Synopsis

Working underground in the year before the legalization of cinema in Saudi Arabia, a team of mostly women makes its first feature film. Anonymous accounts of their experience are brought together in a melancholic narration. In the spirit of first films, a filmmaker documents the production in Jeddah with his first video camera from childhood.


Cast and Crew

Director | Bentely Brown

Cast |  Farah Al Turki, Mai Alshaibani, Jowaher Al Amri , Abdulrahman Khawj

Director's Bio
Bentley Brown is an American-Chadian director of First Feature (IFF Rotterdam 2019), Oustaz (Berlinale 2016), and Faisal Goes West (Sudan IFF 2014). A Berlinale Talent and Durban Talent, he taught filmmaking and interactive media in Saudi Arabia’s first university-level filmmaking program for women from 2015 to 2018 prior to beginning a PhD in Emergent Technologies and Media Arts Practices at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Tickets : Free of charge (registration is required)