Film will document Shaikh Zayed’s life

ABU DHABI — A Man of Our Times, a film documenting the life of Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his achievements that led to the prosperity of the UAE, will be produced by Abu Dhabi TV in association with the British group of "World Wide Pictures" and Zayed University (ZU).

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 1 Sep 2005, 10:24 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:07 PM

The one-hour documentary which also highlights the important historical moments in the life of Shaikh Zayed will be premiered on screen by Abu Dhabi TV in November to synchronise with the national commemoration of the sad demise of the great Arab leader.

In a visit to the university campus in the capital, the British media group was apprised of the foundation and academic plans of ZU, which are oriented towards achieving the empowerment and emancipation of emirati women to fulfil one of the directives of the late president.

Dr Hanif Hassan, Vice-President of Zayed University, assured the production team that the ZU has been established to visualise the interests of the UAE in educating all nationals, especially emirati women and providing them with the best opportunities.

Since its establishment, the university has been adopting various methods of modern education, hi-tech techniques, as well as integrating excellent courses and programmes as stressed by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said Dr Hassan.

The British group toured the university’s library, laboratories and classrooms and were briefed on the university's experience in advanced education, academic programmes and courses that suit the requirements of the local labour market and target development of the students skills in time management, critical thinking, planning, administration, and self-confidence.

ZU students talked to the media group about the progress of emirati women in different educational, cultural and economical fields.

The students who are participating in producing the film expressed their gratitude and felt honoured to play a part in highlighting Shaikh Zayed's efforts to build the nation and his noble humanitarian deeds towards all Arab and Islamic countries.

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