Shakir Abal

Shakir Abal

Kuwait

Biography

Shakir Abal is a Kuwaiti businessman-turned-filmmaker and the proud father of four boys. Richard III “An Arab VIP” marks his debut long-form documentary and has been produced under the label of The Culture Project - a non-profit arts agency in Kuwait established by the filmmaker along with partner and theater maker Sulayman Al- Bassam. The Culture Project aims to develop creative projects in theater, film and music and to support young talented artists in the development of their work. Recent projects include the production of an Arabic adaptation of Moliere's play "Tartuffe" in Beirut. Shakir is passionate about sharing the stories and culture of the Middle East with others - both within the region and outside of it - and his recent foray into filmmaking sees a longstanding dream finally come true.

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