Efforts to host film festivals hailed

ABU DHABI - The positive initiatives by the UAE to host international conferences and film festivals, and collaboration with specialised international institutions in the field of film-making is highly commendable, said Joel Soler, Founding President of the Cinema Verite Institute in Paris.

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Published: Mon 25 Aug 2008, 1:19 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:10 PM

In a lecture delivered at the Centre of Information Affairs in Abu Dhabi, Soler praised the distinctive rise of the Emirati cinema in the past few years, a statement said on Saturday. He said that Abu Dhabi is an ideal place for promotion of socially conscious cinema because of its achievements in building a multicultural society, where tolerance and peaceful co-existence are prominent.

Soler highlighted the importance of investing resources in UAE's young generation, with a view to providing them with the opportunity to express their local and Arabic cultures, through the medium of the camera, by using international experiences and techniques.


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