WOW Film Festival to Deliver Powerful Message on Cancer

The World of Women’s Cinema – WOW Film Fair Middle East has partnered with leading doctors in Dubai and research-based biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to raise awareness of the diseases which are estimated to kill hundreds of women a year in the GCC. Taking place from March 3-8,2017. Organisers of the film festival which champions the role of women in the movie industry have made the fight against ovarian and breast cancer a key theme for the event which returns to cinemas in Dubai this week.

A special screening of a film on breast cancer, ‘Brest Friends’, at the Galleria Mall on Al Wasl Road, Dubai on March 4 will be followed by an interactive discussion entitled ‘Listen to your Body: Cancer Awareness’ featuring a panel of experts who will address the audience and answer questions.

The panel will consist of Dr. Houriya Kazim, Medical Director and Consultant Specialist Breast Surgeon at the Well Woman Clinic, Dubai and the UAE’s first female surgeon; and His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, from the UAE Ministry of Health among others.

The WOW Film Fair Middle East is supported by the Australian government’s Council for Australian Arab Relations (CAAR). With all ticket proceeds being donated to the Al Jalila Foundation, the festival is held in association with VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, with films also showing at various locations such as A4 cinema at Al Serkal Avenue.

The fair will showcase 31 films created predominantly by female filmmakers, producers and screenwriters from 24 countries across five continents. Health is a big focus every year in the festival.

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