For 10 days, Cinema Akil Hosted the first Arab Cinema Week in Dubai, which
showcased a diverse range of films from across the region, and also hosted the ninth edition of Reel Palestine, which celebrated
the best of Palestinian arts and films.
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
film enthusiast and producer who has an eye for Dubai’s thriving arts
and cultural scene. She studied in New York before working in TV and radio. Butheina turned what was
once a makeshift pop-up theater into the preeminent arthouse cinema in the UAE with a permanent
home in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue.