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Omar Shargawi's Al Medina Contends at the Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam

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Omar Shargawi's Al Medina Contends at the Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam


Director Omar Shargawi's film Al Medina will compete at the Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam which will be held on September 29. Al Medina is slated to be released in theatres across the Arab world soon.

Most recently, Al Medina has been screened at the Oran International Arab Film Festival (FIOFA). Landed its world premiere at the 12th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and contending within the Muhr Fiction Feature competition, Al Medina has been commercially released in Denmark last May.

Written and directed by Omar Shargawi, Al Medina tells the story of Yusif who decides to come back along with his Danish pregnant wife Sarah to his home town Al Medina. His God fearing heart is following a dream of returning to his roots searching for peace and happiness with his wife and unborn child. Yet only when he kills a beggar boy, by mistake, his life changes and this throws him into the dark side of his own home town.

Along with Omar Shargawi, Al Medina stars Ashraf Farah, Ghazal, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Hassan Shaer, Nadera Omran, Majida Al Bashayreh, Makram Khoury, Siham Al Kurdi, and Ali Elian.

Al Medina is a co-production between Rula Nasser (The Imaginarium) and Danish producers Tomas Radoor and Rene Ezra (Nordisk Film Production). The film's Arab world distribution and marketing is assigned to MAD Distributions.

Taking place in Rotterdam in Holland, the Arab Camera Festival is a four-day journey through the Arab cinema that presents its rich history, politics, beauty and the artistry of this extraordinary part of the world.

Screening Times of Al Medina at the Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam (GMT 2+)
Friday, the 30th of September at 03:30 pm