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AUS student film featured in Marami Magazine Future Female Journalist Forum
A film by American University of Sharjah (AUS) students was featured in the third annual Marami Magazine Future Female Journalist Forum, organized by the Supreme Council for Family Affairs' Cultural Office at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qassimi, wife of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The forum was entitled "Scientific and Singing Game Shows: Reality and Ambition."
Organizers requested AUS journalism students to produce a film for the event and students Sherouk Zakaria and Rezan Oueiti compiled one under the supervision of Dr. Hania Nashef, Assisstant Professor in Mass Communication. The film, which was screened in front of approximately 500 female university students, included a series of reports and on-campus interviews about the need to find a balance between scientific and singing game shows on Arabic TV channels.
A short discussion among students followed, where they brainstormed solutions on how to raise popularity of scientific game shows. To conclude, leading journalist Reem Obeidat gave a workshop on Arab female journalists in the field, where she discussed issues faced in the workforce and how to address them.
"AUS was invited for the second time to attend the forum and organizers asked our students to produce a film for the event," said Dr. Nashef, commending her students for their hard work. "I am really proud of Rezan and Sherouk," she added.
According to Zakaria, "We wanted to get the university's name out there and let everyone know AUS students can produce good things. I am really proud of what we achieved, especially considering that the video was done in Arabic, and the hours Rezan and I put into its success."