The Abu Dhabi based Veritas Films has announced today that Mahmoud Kaabour, the writer and director of the multi-award winning documentary “Teta, Alf Marra” (Grandma, a Thousand Times) is to lead a special panel on Arab cinema at the tenth Annual Tribeca Film Festival, New York.
The panel will invite discussion on the development and current status of the Arab film industry, following a special event screening of “Teta, Alf Marra” on April 25th , which marks the North American premiere of the film. Tribeca’s special events are a prestigious and highly publicized series which will also feature Ron Howard, Robert de Niro and Martin Scorsese this year.
The invitation to speak at the Tribeca Film Festival is yet another glowing accolade for Abu Dhabi’s Veritas Films; “Teta, Alf Marra” has been garnering rave reviews internationally with sold out screenings in Tunis, Rotterdam, and Damascus as well as two Audience Awards for Best Documentary from Doha Tribeca Film Festival and DOX BOX Film Fest. The film was recently chosen to open Mathaf: Arab Museum for Modern Arts and Mahmoud Kaabour was nominated for The Best Arab Filmmaker Award at Doha Tribeca.
“Teta, Alf Marra” will be released theatrically in Lebanon starting from April 14th and in the UAE at select theaters before summer.