The biggest misconceptions of Arabic cinema with Yasir Al-Yasiri
Yasir Al-Yasiri is an Iraqi director renowned for his work in the Arab entertainment industry as a music video director.
Yasir had ten awards under his belt before his film debut with Murk Light (2013), which screened at more than 30 film festivals and earned him the Best Short Narrative Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. It was also the first Emirati made film to be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York
He has currently finished work on a new Arab language, family-friendly comedy called Shabab Sheyab, about four friends who embark on a Dubai adventure after escaping their senior citizens’ home. The film will be premiering later this month at Atlantis The Palm on November 17, and internationally in January at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Shabab Sheyab is the latest release from Image Nation Abu Dhabi studio, who continue to develop and promote a talented community of storytellers, filmmakers and creatives in the Gulf.