Writing with Light – Film Screening: JOUD

In our final film, we explore the use of the 6K format and advanced techniques with David Meadows, the cinematographer for JOUD, a Saudi silent film debuted at Cannes dubbed as an ancient poem for modern times using an experimental story structure derived from a pre-Islamic form of poetry, the Qasida. The host and cinematographer will discuss the cinematographic techniques used to help the director tell a story without words, using only the picture.

Writing with Light – Film Screening: JOUD

Noor Riyadh

In our final film, we explore the use of the 6K format and advanced techniques with David Meadows, the cinematographer for JOUD, a Saudi silent film debuted at Cannes dubbed as an ancient poem for modern times using an experimental story structure derived from a pre-Islamic form of poetry, the Qasida. The host and cinematographer will discuss the cinematographic techniques used to help the director tell a story without words, using only the picture.

JOUD is an unconventional meditation on the cycle of life - but in reverse. Set in Saudi Arabia, the film challenges viewers to look below the surface of everyday experiences and contemplate its Arabic title, translated as "generosity in the face of scarcity." JOUD uses an experimental story structure derived from a pre-Islamic form of poetry, the Qasida, dubbing itself an ancient poem for modern times. Filmed entirely within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the film journeys deep within the soul and fabric of an experience often hidden to the outside world. To conclude, the host Ali Al Sumayin will be in dialogue with the cinematographer Shahad Ameen.

Recommended age: 18+

Event Information

Dates —

03 Apr, 2021 — 03 Apr, 2021

Location —

Muvi Cinemas - Drive In Riyadh

Time —

8:40 pm GMT/UTC +3

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