DAY 1 - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
3 PM: FILM: AL SIDR FESTIVAL ROUNDTABLE
A roundtable discussion featuring public intellectuals and activists from NYUAD, Art Jameel, and Zayed University highlighted by the well-known scholar and curator Carylon Jones (MIT). Co-chaired by Nezar Andary and Nadia Christidi.
6 PM: ART EXHIBITION
7 PM TO 10 PM: PRESENTATION OF EMIRATES NATURAL HISTORY GROUP’S JANE MEIKLE ON BIRDS OF THE UAE
FILM: ALBATROSS (DIR. CHRIS JORDAN, 2018, 97 MINS) (ENGLISH LANGUAGE, ARABIC SUBTITLES)
ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. A beautiful multi-layered metaphor for our times.