Abu Nawas Kingdom

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Arab Film Festival

Abu Nawas Kingdom

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 29 June 2013

TO BOOK FOR THIS SCREENING, PLEASE VISIT OR CALL BOX OFFICE ON 8839 3399.

2013 I Australia I 8 minutes
Director: Zahra Alsamawi

WORLD PREMIERE

Abu Nawas was one of the greatest classical Arabic poets, and one of the most daring. He wrote about wine, homosexuality and other red topics. Fittingly Abu Nawas St, in the centre of Baghdad, is famous for its clubs, hotels, bottle shops, as well as being a secret rendezvous for lovers in front of the Tigris.

That’s why sculptor Mohamed Hikmet built statues of Shahryār and Scheherazade, the king and the storyteller, on this street. But the statues disappeared after war and were forced out, like so many other Iraqis, to live in exile.

Abu Nawas Kingdom is a tale about the original storyteller, Scheherazade, as she searches for Shahryār in her new home, Australia.

BIO: ZAHRA ALSAMAWI

Emerging filmmaker Zahra Alsamawi has a Bachelor of Film Production Studies and a Diploma of Screen and Media. She has worked in a variety of roles on screen-based projects for Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), TAFE NSW, and other community organisations in Western Sydney. Her dream is to become a lecturer in the field of film studies.

Dates & Times:
8:00pm, Saturday 29 June 2013

SCREENS WITH:
A WORLD NOT OURS

Tickets:
Adult $20, Conc. $15*

SAVE WITH A MARATHON PACKAGE
Adult $80, Conc. $60* (Excludes Opening Night)

*Transaction fees may apply

TO BOOK FOR THIS SCREENING, PLEASE VISIT OR CALL BOX OFFICE ON 8839 3399.

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Ticket Prices

Adult $20
Concession $15
Marathon Package (Adult) $80
Marathon Package (Conc.) $60

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00