PUFF presents as a prelude to this year’s main festival, a screening of the short documentary “The Bridge” with the director in attendance to discuss her project.
The Bridge (23 min, USA, 2013) is a documentary about the cross culture conflicts between Arabs and American and the role of media in creating this image and stereotypes.
The Bridge Talk
It’s about what inspired the documentary and incidents that created the need for it. Also about the process of making it and the challenges of being an independent filmmaker.
Location: The Hive Wanchai, 21st Floor, The Phoenix Building, No.23 Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Director’s Bio (Alia Diab)
Born in Bahrain in 1982 and raised in the United Arab Emirates. She started her career in media as an assistant to the Executive Producer for a Reality television show in MBC, one of the largest media channels in the Middle East. Upon project completion Alia moved to the United States to pursue her Masters in Film and Digital Media in the University of Central Florida, Orlando Florida. During her stay she directed short films mostly about the Middle East in order to inform people in the United States about the reality in that part of the world. “The Bridge” is her first documentary, which was inspired by her own life in the United States as an Arab, and by the issues she faced.