A number of free activities to celebrate Eid al-Fitr will be held at Louvre Abu Dhabi during two days, 4th and 5th of May. The activities include film screenings, a cine-sketching, a cine-concert, audio-visual experience. Eid al-Fitr, Holiday of Breaking the Fast, is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other is Eid al-Adha). It is celebrated in honour of the end of fasting in the month of Ramadan on the first day of the month of Shawwal.
The day two programme includes two film screenings. During the second film, the visitors will be encouraged to sketch as they watch. Everyone will be given sketchbooks on a first come-first served basis.
The choice of the films has been inspired by Stories of Paper exhibition, which is now taking place at Louvre Abu Dhabi from April 20 to July 24, 2022.
The Stories of Paper exhibition investigates the characteristics of paper during its history. Paper is considered to be the common heritage of mankind. It has always served as a universal medium encouraging cultural exchanges and is essential for keeping records and trade.
The films which have been selected to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Louvre Abu Dhabi highlight the various uses of paper. The first film is Kubo and the Two Strings which will be shown at 2pm in the Auditorium. Kubo, who magically manipulates origami with music, is the heir to a great family, but when the spirits of the past returned, thirsting for revenge, only a strange couple of guardians dared to defend him. And now for Kubo, the only chance for salvation is to find the magical armour of his father, the legendary samurai.
The second film, The Dot, is a hand-drawn animation; it is short, only 20 minutes. It will be shown at 4pm in the Auditorium. The Dot tells about a young animator, Vashti, as she struggles. In this inspiring story, Vashti is afraid she cannot draw well enough only to fight through it and find her way to self-expression.
Read about Day One
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