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Jaaved Jaffrei introduces labour documentary at DIFF

December 15th, 2013 | by vBollywood Admin
Jaaved Jaffrei introduces labour documentary at DIFF

Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaffrei presented the film Champ of the Camp, the first ever feature-length documentary captured in the labour camps of the UAE, at the 10th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Directed by Mahmoud Kaabour, the vastly awaited film was presented at ‘Screen on the Green‘ a new feature for the mega festival.

The other chosen venue for the films are Burj Park and Downtown Dubai. The sequences proposes free public screenings to a large capacity of 2000 seats next to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. The film Champ of the Camp is a production of Dubai-based personality Eva Sayre, from the Veritas Films.

Champ of the Camp has many interesting aspects like songs from Bollywood, trivia competition that has been running successively for many years that searches across more than 70 labour camps all over the country to finally select the champ of all camps. The film is reported and recited completely in the voices of the labourers, the film alternates concerning the uncertainty of the competition and the labour background. The film is about scenes of the daily practises as labourers in Dubai. Their life is full of enjoyment and entertainment in the movies and music of Bollywood, acting and singing together once a year in this competition on the Bollywood based show.

Champ of the Camp honour and showcases a parody on Bollywood by performing most famous songs against the framework of a lifespan of labour. The film symbolizes the lives of Asian labourers across the Gulf, presenting a portrait of the large population of men who arrive in the dream cities of the Arab world while providing support to their families and economies.

The award-winning Lebanese director, known for making films like Being Osama (2004) and Teta, Alf Marra (Grandma, a Thousand Times) in 2010 said that he is beyond vindicated that Diff has accepted the film, and to be screened next to the world famous Burj Khalifa, which is probably the largest monument ever built by labourers is an honour.

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