The embassy of the UAE to the USA, in partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, invites you to an online celebration of Emirati comedies.
The embassy will screen Emirati comedies and host a panel discussion this January. Each week, a long-feature movie will virtually screen live, at no cost, a full-length comedy from the UAE.
Interested viewers can register in advance to receive the link to the screening. At the end of the month, do not miss a panel discussion with Emirati directors and producers involved in the films.
The programme includes:
- Rashid & Rajab: Wednesday, January 13th @ 7pm EST (Jan. 14th, 4am UAE)
- Shebab Sheyab: Thursday, January 21st @ 7pm EST (Jan. 22nd, 4am UAE)
- Khalek Shanab: Monday, January 25th @ 7pm EST (Jan. 26th, 4am UAE)
- Panel discussion with Directors and Producers: Wednesday, January 27 @ 11am EST – 8pm UAE
Wednesday 13 January
When a freak accident on their way to work causes a wealthy Emirati executive and a carefree Egyptian fast-food deliveryman to switch bodies, the unlikely pair gain a different perspective into each other’s lives as they desperately look for a way to revert to their former selves.
Thursday 21 January
Four elderly men spending the latter years of their lives in a senior home down and dejected, until their world is turned around when one of them inherits 50 million dirhams and is able to support the dreams they had all but forgotten.
Monday 25 January
After having a good night together, the three friends (Dhabya, Khamis and Ghnome) are surprised by their strange situations the next day and do not remember anything that happened as the comedy and the stand-off escalate until they discover the big surprise.