Iraqi-born filmmaker, Zahra Alsamawi is preparing for the world premiere of her film, ABU NAWAS KINGDOM at the 2013 Arab Film Festival Australia.
1. Who is Zahra Alsamawi?
I am Zahra Alsamawi, living in Liverpool 2170. I have a bachelor degree of Film Production Studies from SAE Sydney. Now I am studying Masters of Media Arts and Production.
2. What has she been doing?
I really enjoy making films. Also film analysing so I watch lots of films and I love to read the director's intention of the filming shots and mise en scene in general. Plus I ask lots of questions about why this specific director chose this shot and what does he/she want to portray from this method of filming.
3. How do you approach directing a film like Abu Nawas Kingdom?
I love art, colours, poetry, culture's symbols, Arabic calligraphy, and things that have meaning and history. That's why Abu Nawas Kingdom is approached in this way because I tried to make an animated artwork rather than a film! MORE