Murk Light

Murk Light

As the first film that Yasir has ever directed, 'Murk Light' is a film that was funded and produced by creative lab. The 20-minute fantasy adventure film stars some of today's leading Emirati actors. It premiered at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Film Festival winning two awards and won first prize in the Short Narrative Competition of The Emirates Film Competition.

Yasir Al Yasiri

Yasir Al Yasiri

Currently living in the United Arab Emirates, Yasir is an Iraqi film director whose career started in 2003. He is an HUS Film University graduate, and he started his film career directing a variety of TV commercials and music videos. Yasir is an award-winning director, having won several awards including the 'Best Arab Director' in 2008 and 2011.

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who worked on this project

Meera Abdullah

Mahra Humaid Al Flahi

Awatef Abdulla

Maryam Rashed Al Tenaiji

Shamma Ahmed Al Shehhi

Fatema Abdullah Al Nayeh

Amira Black

Mohammed Al Hammadi

Mohammed Al Jumairi



A journey of two friends from their village to the city. They spend most of this journey laying on the top of the bus taking them. While going there they start to recall some memories and they will discover a lot of new worlds and characters through many different stations. Ibraheem, 17 years old, and Hassan, 18 years old – two friends having two different purposes of the trip. For Ibraheem it represents dream and escape, and for Hassan its a friendship journey

festivals, awards & nominations

  • Court Metrage (Cannes Film Corner), May 15 -28, 2013
  • First Prize - Short Narrative Competition, Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012
  • Best Cinematography, Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012
  • Tribeca Film Festival - NYC
  • Gulf Film Festival, April, 2013
  • The International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland, April 2013
  • Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, USA, April, 2013

press coverage

22 November 2012
Emirati Film Murk Light Nominated for Prestigious Tribeca Shorts
Source: twofour54 media centre