WEP 2018 KICKS OFF
On January 14th , WEP 2018 starts by a welcoming address by KAUST Interim President Nadhmi A. Al-Nasr.
Followed by the screening of the movie JOUD.
Presenter: Todd Nims, Producer. Todd Nims will lead a post-screening discussion with the audience.
Cocktail reception to follow after the screening. Don't forget to taste the creamy, sweet and mellow WEP 2018 drink; a natural energizer created exclusively for WEP. The WEP 2018 Drink will also be available for sale at Tamimi Diner.
Nanny services available for children from 3 to 8 years old. Fill up this form to register.
JOUD (2016) is a 90 minute wordless journey into a universal human concept: giving. In this documentary, we journey through various aspects of the Kingdom’s architecture, archeology, music, dance, hand crafts, art, food, and customs.
JOUD is an unconventional meditation on the cycle of life – but in reverse. Set in Saudi Arabia, the film challenges viewers to look below the surface of everyday experiences and contemplate its Arabic title, translated as “generosity in the face of scarcity”. JOUD uses an experimental story structure derived from a pre-Islamic form of poetry, the Qasida, dubbing itself an ancient poem for modern times. Filmed entirely within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the film journeys deep within the soul and fabric of a country often hidden to the outside world.
We are excited to host the 2018 WEP Film Festival, featuring a curated selection of 20 films related to our theme Human-Machine Future.
This event is brought to you by the Office of the Enrichment Programs in collaboration with the University Library.
To see the full program of the Film Festival, select Movies.
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Todd Albert Nims is a Saudi-born American producer heavily involved in the Gulf region’s cinema and entertainment development. Mr. Nims is known for producing the feature films JOUD (2019) and BORN A KING (2019) for release to cinemas in 2019. He held the Film Producer position at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s state-of-the-art hub for inspiring creativity and global culture, Ithra, for six years where he established the Kingdom’s first cinema and assisted in launching the first Saudi Film Days (saudifilmdays.com) program to provide funding and development to Saudi filmmakers while screening their films in Hollywood. Mr. Nims owns a AB Media, a media consultancy business based in the USA and Empty Quarter Entertainment, a tech media company, based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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