Film Screening in UAE Cinemas - Teta, Al Marra (Grandma, A Thousand Times)
Teta, Alf Marra (Grandma, A Thousand Times) by Mahmoud Kaabour is finally being screened in our cinemas this week till 9th November.
Although I have yet to see Teta, Al Marra myself, I've featured it on the blog a couple of times already - so now is my chance to watch it. The documentary premiered last October at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and since then it's been touring the film festival circuit around the world. It has been screened in 28 cities so far and won numerous awards including Best Film at the London International Documentary Festival, Best Film at the Mumbai Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.
Teta, Alf Marra is a 50 minute Arabic language film, with English subtitles that looks into the life of Kaabour’s feisty Beiruti grandmother. "The poignant and often playful documentary commemorates her many worlds before they are erased by the passage of time and her eventual death."