October 21, 2013

Cannes Silver Award for Emirati film boosting EXPO 2020 bid

A short film starring young Emirati actor Ahmed Al Dahouri has won a 'Silver Dolphin' award at the annual Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards in Cannes, southern France.

The film stars Ahmed, a 10-year-old schoolboy from Ra’s al-Khaimah, as the main character, Ali, looking back at how Dubai was when his grandfather was growing up. Recalling the days of fishing for pearls, he then tells audiences that he wants to show them “My Dubai”. A roller-coaster tour of the city and country reveals a nation ready to host one of the world’s greatest events. “The UAE is like one big incredible EXPO” says Ali in his personalised video.

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