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Day 8: Highlights for Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Awards Ceremony of Emirates Film Competition and International Short Film Competition that featured as part of Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014 will take place today at Emirates Palace Ballroom 3 at 20:00

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The Man from Oran

The Man from Oran can be seen as a family saga a la The Godfather, but the family here is the brotherhood of fighters who led the Algerian Revolution against French colonial rule that triumphed in 1962, serving as an inspiration not only among Arabs, but throughout the world

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The Pirates of Salé: Pirates of Art and Hope

The city of Salé in Morocco is home to Cirque Shems’y, an organization that has become a safe haven for many disadvantaged kids that live in the city and its surroundings

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3D Glasses and Talking Cows: Documentaries Get Serious About Their Options

Within the ongoing big bang in documentary culture, as audiences grow and the non-fiction film diversifies across an array of media platforms, it is notable that documentary filmmakers are increasingly experimenting with cinematic technologies and surprisingly playful aesthetics that would seem to belong to other genres

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The National: A full house show of the documentary As One sparks new hope in UAE’s autism community

It was an emotional occasion for the team behind the new documentary As One, at the film’s premiere at ADFF on Saturday morning

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The National: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Every time a genre film has significant success at the box office, you can reasonably expect a slew of imitations quicker than a Hollywood producer can say: “Buy me a script that’s similar to that thing that’s number one at the box office

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The National: Mexican artist who made Paris subway mural finally recognised at ADFF

Mexican artist Santos de la Torre has been snubbed a few times in his life – but not by Abu Dhabi

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Interview with Michaël Roskam

The director of THE DROP speaks of his shift from European cinema to Hollywood

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Interview with Director and Animator Amer Shomali

THE WANTED 18's co-director and animator describes the process of making his debut feature documentary

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