Inaugural regular screening
Najaf film club hosts “Dog Man” screening in bid to revive local cinema scene
NAJAF — In a bid to revive the once-thriving cinema culture in Najaf, the Cinema Club, backed by the Mawj Organization, hosted its inaugural event by screening “Dog Man” at its headquarters in the Al-Amir neighborhood in central Najaf. The screening attracted a mix of artists and film aficionados.
Qutaiba Yassin, who spearheaded the club’s creation, shared with 964media that the club’s goal under the auspices of the Mawj Organization is to unite the youth of Najaf with a keen interest in cinema. “This event was the perfect opportunity to showcase a significant work of cinema. Our aim is for this venue to become a central gathering place for these young individuals to exchange ideas, engage with cinematic narratives, and advance their filmmaking skills,” said Yassin.
Wissam Mahmoud, one of the attendees, praised “Dog Man” for its compelling exploration of redemption and the complexities of human conflict, noting its tense pacing and somewhat dark storyline. “The movie explores the enduring effects of childhood on an individual’s personality, endorsing the psychological viewpoint that our early years significantly shape who we become. Initiatives like this club are crucial for nurturing the aspirations of our youth in the cinematic realm. It’s incumbent upon us to strive to foster an environment conducive to their growth,” Mahmoud stated.