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Opening night screenings included “Where Do We Go Now” and “Sea Shadow”
Doha 2nd October: Doha Film Institute(DFI) participated in “Ferjaan” , a week-long celebration of the 40 year relationship between Qatar and Japan that started from the 27th of September to the 1st of October in Tokyo.
The one week programme started with the Japanese premiere of two acclaimed Arab films from the 2011 festival circuit, the award-winning Where Do We Go Now? by Lebanese director, Nadine Labaki and the tender Sea Shadow by UAE director, Nawaf Al-Janahi .
As a continuation of supporting the Arab Cinema, DFI included a fascinating programme of shorts from the Arab world, which proved so popular at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia earlier this year. Participating in the Qatar Japan 2012 initiative provided a cross cultural platform through which DFI introduced Arab culture to a new audience as well as bringing the Japanese cinema to local audiences in Doha.