Movies at ALIF Riad This Weekend


Fair Game
The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman teams with screenwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth to streamline Joseph Wilson’s and Valerie Plame’s books detailing the explosive outing of undercover CIA agent Plame into a tense docudrama thriller starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. At the time her cover was blown by the George W. Bush administration, Plame (Watts) was combing Iraq for evidence of weapons of mass destruction as part of the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division…

Language: English

Who: ALIF students
When: Friday June 28 at 7 PM
Where: ALIF Riad

A New Day in Old Sana’a
The film is shown through the eyes of Federico, a photographer from Italy. Tariq (a friend of Federico) is scheduled to marry Bilquis, the daughter of a rich judge. However, while out in the city one night, he catches sight of a woman he believes to be Bilquis, and falls in love with her. The woman turns out to be a nagsh (a black plant applied like henna) artist named Ines, and Tariq ends up having to choose between the two.The film ends with a shot of a djinni, played by Hirsi himself.

Language: Arabic with English subtitles.

Who: ALIF students
When: Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30 at 7 PM
Where: ALIF Riad