2016 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Ali Khaled; producers Stevan Riley, Hana Makki

WORLD PREMIERE In 1989, the United Arab Emirates was merely 18 years old and the country craved recognition. The moment came as a group of young UAE footballers defied the odds on an international stage and secured a place to compete in the World Cup in Italy. “I see the lights of Rome now,” exclaimed the UAE sportscaster. This documentary explores the historical and emotional journey of the golden generation that brought pride to a young country.


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Director: Ali Khaled
Producer: Executive Producer and Producer Danielle Perissi, Producers Stevan Riley, Hana Makki
Cinematographer: Peter Davis, Arturo Smith
Editor: Andy Lloyd
Running Time: 72
Language: Arabic
Country: United Arab Emirates
Year: 2016