I am writing to invite you to the world premiere of ‘Grain of Sand‘ at Dubai International Film Festivalon the 8th December.
The venue is ‘The Beach’ (at JBR) and the film starts at 7.30pm, admission is free. The film will be followed by a performance with myself and the pearl diving group Dar Burshaid Shabab Al Hidd accompanied by Bahraini Flute player Ahmed Al Ghanem.
Jason Carter‘s film, ‘Grain of Sand‘ will be premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival!
I hope this finds you well.
I am writing to share some great news, in that Grain of Sand has been selected for showing at the Dubai International Film Festival this coming December! This will be the world premiere of the film.
Many of you know that this has been a long process with various ups and downs. The idea was born in March 2013 and the first round of filming began in October 2014. In June 2015 we decided that there was no real story with the footage we had, but every morning for another year, I would wake up and something nagged me about this theme. So I decided to shift focus to Bahrain. We filmed for 2 weeks in February this year and then it has been a process of pulling the story together.
The film raises questions of cultural identity and demonstrates how music can be a dynamic platform for intercultural dialogue, despite challenges and varying cultural expectations. If you would like to know more, here is the teaser/trailer for the actual film.
I will be keeping you posted on developments. The film showing will also feature a live performance with myself and the Bahraini pearl diving group, exact date to be confirmed.