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EVENTS FOR : Monday 02 December 2019

Ajyal Film Festival
Additional Screenings

You Will Die at Twenty

Dates and Times:

●    Friday, 29 November 2019 at 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM
●    Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM
●    Sunday, 1 December 2019 at 8:00 PM
●    Monday, 2 December 2019 at 8:00 PM

Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium

On the day of her firstborn’s naming ceremony, a mother seeks out a travelling holy man to bless her son Muzamel, but is instead told that the boy will die at the tender age of twenty. Unable to take the ramifications of the prophecy, his father leaves to work in neighbouring Ethiopia. Continuously reminded of his predestined fate growing up, young Muzamel is coddled almost to the point of suffocation by his overprotective mother. Until Suliman, a cinematographer opens a window onto a whole new world for Muzamel, and slowly, he comes to doubt the veracity of the prophecy.

A compelling debut feature from Sudanese director Amjad Abu Alala. ‘You Will Die at Twenty’ is an invitation to freedom. One in which Muzamel comes to realise that his destiny is completely within his own control. This sense of emancipation from mental shackles is truly inspiring and a joy to watch. The film is also a visual triumph, with Sudan tenderly captured as an almost fairytale land of golden sand, blue sky and the turquoise Nile. These deftly composed scenes of contrast and light give the film its fable-like appeal, and are hopefully prophetic of the bright future ahead for Sudanese filmmaking as a whole.

For more information and reservations, kindly visit DFI’s website as below:

Walk-In Gallery Tour

Cancelled until further notice

Daily, 2pm

Join our Museum Guides for a tour of MIA’s outstanding collection of Islamic art objects, stretching over 1400 years and three continents. No booking required, just turn up!
Monday – Science Tour
Tuesday - Techniques Tour
Wednesday - Special Exhibition Tour (23 October 2019 - 18 January 2020)
Thursday – MIA Architecture Tour
Friday - Permanent Gallery Tour
Saturday – Permanent Gallery Tour
Sunday - Calligraphy Tour