Date: Saturday 25 Nov, 2017 - Saturday 25 Nov, 2017
Time: 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Venue: Al Qasba Theatre, Al Qasba, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Director: Ali Khalid
UAE | 2016 | 72 min
Documentary | PG | Arabic with English subtitles
In Singapore, October 28th, 1989, a group of young footballers defied all odds and made history by qualifying for the World Cup in Italy, 1990. Their average age was 19, their country, The United Arab Emirates, was also just 19 years old. This documentary explores the historical and emotive journey of the 'golden generation' whom to this date are the only United Arab Emirates football team to make it to the World Cup.
The director, Ali Khaled, will be present for a post-screening discussion.
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This event is part of the National Pavilion UAE – la Biennale di Venezia’s public program titled “Home: Food | Music | Sports”, a series of events developed by artist and writer Hind Mezaina in dialog with the curatorial theme of the National Pavilion UAE’s current exhibition, “Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play”, exploring how food, music and sports contribute to building a sense of home and community.
This screening is held in collaboration with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and MAD Solutions.
About Ali Khaled
Ali Khaled is freelance sports writer and the director of Anwar Roma.