Visit Louvre Abu Dhabi every Friday and Saturday throughout Ramadan for short, looped film screenings.
Discover heartwarming tales from around the world with the theme of multiculturalism, highlighting the values of empathy, courage, and exploration in documentary and animation format. 

Free with an admission ticket (Children under 13 free to the museum).
This Ramadan, the museum will open late on 15, 16 and 17 May until 12:00 am and on 18 May until 1:00 am. Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Museum Café will operate throughout Ramadan and will serve a special Iftar menu.
Curated by artist Rinku Awtani.

Film Screenings

One Two Tree
Director: Ylya Aronova (Russia) 06’52 | Animation No dialogue

A magical story of a walking tree who jumps into a pair of boots and goes for a walk, inviting everyone he meets to follow him. What is typically an ordinary day for the tree turns into a fun and joyous day with lots of laughing and dancing.

Awards:
Children’s July Prize, Animated Short Film, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

The Fruits of the Clouds
Director: Kateřina Karhánková (Czech Republic) 10’00 | No dialogue


In the heart of a dark forest, live seven little beings. But when food runs out, the bravest of them must venture outside. A story of courage and new possibilities.

Nominations:
Czech Lion Magnesia Award for the Best Student Film.

Mr. Night has a Day Off
Director: Ignas Meilunas (Lithuania) 02’00 | No dialogue

We take it for granted that the night will turn into day. Imagine if Night and Day were people. What happens when they take the day off?

Nominations:
Sidabrine Gerve Award for Best Animated Short Film

Sloth Animanimals
Director: Julia Ocker (Germany) 03’37 | No dialogue


A sloth wants to buy an ice-cream, but is too slow and it melts fast, so a parrot gives him interesting ideas to help.

Awards:
‘First Steps’ Award in the short film category

Hello Salaam
Director: Kim Brand (Holland) 15’00 | Dutch, English, Farsi with English subtitles


The mothers of pre-teens Merlijn and Sil are doing voluntary work in Lesbos, where thousands of refugees have become stranded, crossing from Turkey in unseaworthy boats.
This documentary demonstrates the power of acceptance and understanding and how friendship can transcend barriers of culture and language.

The Elephant and The Bicycle
Director: Olesya Schukina (France) 09’00 | No dialogue


A whimsical tale about an elephant street cleaner whose life changes forever when he sees a bicycle on a billboard.

Awards:
Special Mention, short animation (International Jury Awards), Olympia International Film Festival for Children 2015.
Kids audience Award, Fantoche 2014.
Golden Slipper for the best animated film, International Competition of Animated Films for Children, ZLIN 2015.

Si Lunchai
Director: Hannes Rall (Germany, France) 08’00 | With English dialogue


The tale of how the poor, yet smart trickster, Si Lunchai triumphs over a cruel king. An animated adaptation of an Indonesian legend, inspired by the style of the southeast Asian shadow puppet play, Wayang Kulit.

Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon Director: Tomer Eshed (Germany) 03’32 | 2D-3D computer with English narration

“Chameleons have eyes bigger than their bellies”. An unprecedented look at the diet of the chameleon in this highly engaging short film.

Awards:
Best Animated Film AS IFF (All Shorts Irvington film Festival).

Mr. Horse Students: Ramy Amr Zanaty and Yara Zendaki (UAE) 06’00 | Arabic with English narration

A comedy story of an ex show-jumping star who turned into a lazy stubborn school horse because his owner didn’t ride him anymore.

Awards:
Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival “SICFF 2018’s award for the “Best Child Made Film”.

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