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Nawaf Al Janahi

Nawaf Al Janahi is an actor and film director who was born in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 7 February 1977 to an Egyptian mother and an Emirati father. He started acting at the age of seven, and studied the arts of cinema in California, USA.

His first feature length film, The Circle, was described by film critics as ‘a major turning point in Emirati and Gulf cinema.’ Al Janahi’s second feature film, Sea Shadow, was released in cinemas across the Arabian Gulf in 2011 and reached in the first week the second place in the top five movies in the UAE, the biggest cinema market in the Arab world. Later, the film went on a global tour to 27 countries, the most remarkable tour for an Emirati film to date.

Besides making films, Al Janahi is also the founder of a number of initiatives such as the Emirati Cinema Campaign, Black Box Cinema and Cineolio.

Nawaf Al Janahi

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    LitFest After Hours: First Night

    The Festival doesn’t stop once the sun goes down. LitFest After Hours will enliven your senses with a feast of performances, activities and experiences. Who knows what you mind find.


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