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Thank you to everyone who attended, supported, voted and volunteered at this year's Arabian Sights Film Festival. It was a great success!
Arabian Sights Film Festival is presented by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC.
A special thanks to our guests Majid Al Ansari (director of Zinzana), Khadija Al Salami (director of I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced), Abe Kasbo (director of A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans), Najwa Najjar (director of Eyes of a Thief), and Sherif Nakhla (director of Les Petits Chats) for being present for their films and the discussions that followed.
Check out our festival pictures to recapture the wonderful moments throughout the festival.
We look forward to seeing you next year!
The Arabian Sights Jury Award Winner is...
I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced - The jurists issued the following statement: "The jury felt that each of the four nominated films possessed unique qualities. In our deliberations we were in full agreement that one film used every aspect of cinematography to tell its story with remarkable impact. The jury, in recognition of an exceptional film narrative, gives the Arabian Sights Jury Award to I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced directed by Khadija Al Salami."
The Arabian Sights Audience Award Winner is...
I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced, directed by Khadija Al Salami.