The Sharjah Press Club (SPC), a subsidiary of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), pulled down curtains on the tenth edition of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, launching the last session of this year’s edition under the title “Comic arts.. Between Laughter and Idea”, taking place at the Khorfakkan Amphitheatre, on Monday, May 3, with the participation of the Egyptian actress Shaima Saif and Ahmed Al Jasmi, Emirati actor.
Moderated by Khaled Al Hammadi, the arts session’s participants discussed the role of arts in addressing societal issues and the comic art and its importance. The session was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council; HE Dr Khalid Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (SHAMS); HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau; Shehab Al Hammadi, Director of Sharjah Media City, "Shams", along with a number of invitees.
Ahmed Al Jasmi, Emirati actor, who has been sparing no efforts in enriching the Emirati’s television programmes with his talented performance, highlighted the role of comic art in addressing issues that meet audience taste through displaying meaningful message dedicated to all segment of the society.
Explaining the difficulties of creating comic scene in the drama, Al Jasmi pointed out to the challenges he has experienced while trying to create comic scene compared to the sad scene.
“The works inspired by the reality of societies displaying societal issues that have played a key role in attracting audience attention”, he added.
Taking this session forwards, Shaima Saif, the most broadly defined actress among new generation said, “The rapid development has forced actors and actress to keep abreast with its changes by avoiding repeating themselves in order to keep registering further achievements in the arts field”.
In her speech, Shaima Saif pointed out to the significance of monitoring the audience’s feedback about the art works as the audience’s views is a key factor in achieving success and recognitions.
The tenth edition of the annual Sharjah Ramadan Majlis was organised by Sharjah Press Club from 19 April to 3rd of May, taking place at 4 different locations in Sharjah, Kalba, and Khorfakkan, addressing 5 topics including religion, culture, sports, art, and social communication.