Honey, Rain & Dust

Nujoom Alghanem | 86 min | UAE | 2016


Honey finders Aisha and Ghareeb roam the northern mountains of the United Arab Emirates in search of wild bees, face everyday difficulties and engage in their own worries. As for the bees, they are also occupied with the changing climate, the challenges of survival and the production of honey. Involuntarily, the bees became integral to the human lives that depend on them. They are responsible for their sustenance, and sometimes in abundant quantities. However, to what extent can the bees keep generously providing?

Screening Schedule
Honey, Rain & Dust
4:00 PM | Friday, October 20, 2017
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St, New York, 10024
Enter on 77th St, between Columbus & Central Park West 


Production Credits
Director | Nujoom Alghanem
Producer | Nujoom Alghanem, Khalid Albudoor
Scriptwriter | Nujoom Alghanem
DOP | Benjamin Pritchard Editor | Anne De Mo
Composer | Mohammed Haddad
Cast | Aisha Al Naqbi, Fatima Al Naqbi, Ghareeb Al Yammahi, Aisha Al Naqbi, Fatima Sanad, Ghareeb Al Yamahai

Filmmaker Bio
Nujoom Alghanem is an Emirati poet, scriptwriter and award-winning director. She has produced several short fictions and documentaries. In addition to producing her own films, she is also a film, media and cultural consultant to educational and professional institutes and organisations in the UAE. Alghanem’s filmography includes: Nearby Sky (2014), which won Best Non-Fiction Prize in the Muhr Feature competition at DIFF and Amal (2011), which won First Prize in the Muhr Emirati competition at DIFF.