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Nawaf Al Janahi's "Sea Shadow"

"Sea Shadow" is the second feature film by Nawaf Al Janahi. Set in a small seaside neighborhood in Ras Al-Khaimah, the film follows Emirati 16 year-olds Mansoor and Kaltham as they struggle with traditions and conventions on their journey towards adulthood. Bound by family and deeply rooted values, the pair must find the courage to forge their paths.


The film is fully produced by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and distributed in the Arab region by Empire International, while international sales are handled by Fortissimo Films.


After a successful world premiere in Abu Dhabi Film Festival (2011), the film opened in theaters across the Arabian Gulf on 17 November 2011. Competing with Hollywood blockbusters, the film had a unique wide attendance, reaching the 2nd place in the top 5 movies in UAE, the biggest cinema market in the Arab world. Later, the film went on a global tour to 27 countries, the most remarkable tour for an Emirati feature film to date.


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Also, on TV

:: "Sea Shadow" on HBO Latin America, Max channel - Details


And on iTunes

:: "Sea Shadow" on iTunes - Details


Projects In Development

- Blackness (Feature Film, screenplay by Nawaf Al Janahi)

- Transparent (Feature Film, screenplay by Nicolas Forzy)

- Erj Alsawahel (Feature Film, screenplay by Fareed Ramadan)



Below are the films Nawaf Al Janahi has directed. To view a list of his other works please click here.


Feature Films

- Sea Shadow (2011)

- The Circle (2009)


Short Films

- Mirrors of Silence (2006)

- Souls (2004)

- On a Road (2003)

- Obsession (2002)


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