DCAA to stress on eco-friendly life via Documentary Voices

DUBAI - The concept of leading an eco-friendly life has made its way into ‘reel life’ as the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA) is highlighting the topic in its third edition of Documentary Voices starting with Chernobyl: A Natural History as the first to be shown on November 21 at the Dubai Knowledge Village. The previews of films will run until November 25.

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Published: Sun 21 Nov 2010, 12:19 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:04 PM

“This year, the event’s emphasis on the environment and sustainable living complements the focus of the government in promoting ‘green living’ to conserve our nature for future generations. Documentary Voices will play a key role in enhancing awareness of sustainable development, and also encourage young filmmakers to tackle subjects of strong social relevance,” said Saeed Al Nabouda, acting director-general of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

The annual documentary platform discusses themes related to social issues by screening thought-provoking documentaries from around the world and also hosts workshops led by leading documentary makers and film professionals to give young talent in the region an open forum for development.

UAE-based film students will also have an opportunity to exchange ideas with graduate students from the University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles and participate on a hands-on workshop where they will edit a rough cut of one of the Documentary Voices’ film productions.

“Over the past two years, Documentary Voices has achieved its objective of promoting documentary filmmaking as a means of promoting vibrant debate on social causes. The initiative has also promoted a culture of documentary filmmaking in Dubai, thus contributing to the evolution of a strong film-making industry in the UAE,” he said.

The authority hopes to push for social change and instill the concept of ‘green living’ to reduce the environmental footprint in the country.


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