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Champ of the Camp

Fall Grant 2012 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

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Mahmoud Kaabour / Feature Documentary / United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Qatar / 2013 / 75 min / Colour / Original Language: Bengali, English, Hindi, Urdu / Interests: Documentary, Social Issues, Music

Synopsis

Hailed by critics world-wide for its entertaining yet sympathetic look at the labour issue in the Arabian Gulf, “Champ of the Camp” follows charming migrant workers who compete in a massive Bollywood singing and trivia competition that takes places across the labour camps of Dubai.
It puts a face to this vast and isolated population of men who build Arab cities to support their families back home in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
At once funny, heart-wrenching, and full of beautiful songs, the film alternates between the X Factor style suspense of the competition and the gritty reality of the labour environment, introducing us along the way to memorable characters who might be on their way to fame.

Official Film Website

Credits

Director
Mahmoud Kaabour
Screenwriter
Mahmoud Kaabour
Producer
Eva Star Sayre

About the Director

Mahmoud Kaabour is a Lebanese filmmaker, content strategist, and the founder of Veritas Films. He graduated in Film Production from Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal before working for the National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His films’ Being Osama’, ‘Grandma, a Thousand Times’ and ‘Champ of the Camp’ won top awards at festivals like Doha Tribeca, London International Doc Fest, DocsDF, Taiwan International Doc Fest and Dox Box, and were all broadcast internationally. In 2015, he was named to the list of the “100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40”. He is currently based in Berlin.

Production Company Profile

Veritas Films is a UAE-based production company specialising in non-fiction content, as corporate films, short and feature length documentaries, TV programming, and virals. Veritas excels in the celebration of realities, both cultural and corporate, through compelling films of rare depth and allure.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Across the Middle East / now showing on OSN.
MEXICO / DocsDF International Documentary Festival of Mexico City / Oct 29 – Nov 9 2014 / Central - South American Premiere.
USA / Twin Cities Arab Film Festival / Nov 9 2014
QATAR / Al Jazeera International

Contacts

  • International Sales Agent

    Matthias Angoulvant

    Company: 
    WIDE Management
    Phone: 
    +33 1 53 95 24 42
    Email: 
    ma@widemanagement.com

  • Main Contact

    Eva Star Sayre

    Company: 
    Veritas Films
    Phone: 
    +971 501 152 606
    Email: 
    champ@veritasfilms.ae

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