Adult event

The Magic of Page to Screen: Hamad Al Hammadi & Obada Takla

Event No. 10, 04-02-2021 17:00 - 18:00,
LitFest Pavilion, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: Arabic with simultaneous English translation

Authors: Hamad Al Hammadi, Obada Takla

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From writer to screenwriter to director, a novel goes through several processes of transformation to reach the big – or small -screen. How can a TV show or movie add creativity while retaining the original novel’s authenticity? To what extent can it maintain the power of the written text, and its literary value? How do writers and directors translate prose into drama through visual language?

With writer and director Obada Takla and author Hamad Al Hammadi, whose work has been successfully adapted for TV, we invite you to this entertaining session combining literature and cinema to discover what really happens when fictional works are adapted for the screen, and what it means for the writers.

Obada Takla will be appearing virtually.

Simultaneous Translation is available for this session. Festival attendees can access simultaneous translation by using their own personal headphones and downloading a mobile app on to their own devices here.