Director: Humaid Al Suwaidi
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Abdullah was filmed on a shoestring budget over 34 days in Ajman and Abu Dhabi, while Creative Lab and Twofour54 provided the equipment for filming.
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2016/ UAE97 min/ Drama
Original Title
Abdullah follows the story of a young man who grew up in a very conservative family where many things are "haram" while he struggles over the years to hide his love for music.
Mohammed Ahmed
Mansour Al Feeli
Fatima Altaei
Alaa Shaker
Screenwriter: Humaid Al Suwaidi
DOP: Jack Elliott
Editor: Humaid Al Suwaidi
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Production Company(ies)
1893 Productions
Mile Studios
Humaid Alsuwaidi
Ahmed Lotfy
film festivals
World premiere at the Dubai Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
European Film Screenings Programme (EFS), UAE
Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA
Cape Town International Film Festival, South Africa
“Abdullah by director Humaid Alsuwaidi tried to address stories and issues in the Emirati society that we see and hear about, but don’t cast light on.” Abada Ibrahim - Albayan (Arabic)