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Going To Heaven (Sayer Al Jannah)

Hekayat Khaleejiya: Khaleeji Stories, DFI Cinema Under the Stars

Saeed Salmeen / Feature Narrative / United Arab Emirates / 2015 / 90 min / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Road Trip, Social Issues, Children
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


  • Sat, Nov 19, 07:00 PM, MIA-DC
    Free screening Limited capacity
    First come first served


Going to Heaven’ revolves around the events in 11-year-old Sultan’s life. Seeking to return to the arms and the tenderness of his long-lost grandmother, Sultan embarks with a friend on a crazy journey from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah via Dubai.

About the Director

Saeed Salmeen Al-Murry graduated from the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi. He won awards for the short film ‘Huboob’ (2006) at the Emirates Film Competition (EFC) and the Dubai International Film Festival, and continued this success with the short ‘Al Ghobna’ (2007), which won award at the EFC and was screened at Dubai. His first feature film, ‘Sun Dress’ (2010), screened at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award in the Muscat International Film Festival. ‘Going to Heaven’ (2015) is his most recent film.


Saeed Salmeen
Saeed Salmeen
Amer Salmeen Al Murry
El Mehdi Jannah
Khaldoon Ismail
Jumaa Ibrahim Al Zaabi, Ahmed Ibrahim Al Zaabi, Fatima Al Taei, Mariam Sultan, Abdullah Masood

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