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2002

Arab Filmmaker Walid Al-Awadi Receives Support from KAF for his Film "Dreams Without Sleep," the Riveting Documentary About the 9/11 Attacks on the United States of America

The Kuwait-America Foundation was the hosting sponsor for the film “Dreams Without Sleep.” Critically acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival, the feature-length documentary captures the diverse experiences of five New Yorkers – an Irish-American fireman, a Gulf War veteran of Hungarian descent, a doctor who escaped from Communist Czechoslovakia, an African-American television reporter, and a Lebanese immigrant – as they reflect on the events of September 11th, 2001. Well attended premieres on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks took place in three different cities: New York City at the Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. and the Museum of Fine Arts Caroline Weiss Law Building in Houston, Texas. The film gained media attention both locally and nationally.


KAF Contributes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund honors all of America’s federal, state and local law enforcers. Inscribed on the Memorial’s blue-gray marble walls are the names of more than 14,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The Kuwait-America Foundation and the government of Kuwait each donated $7,000 towards the inscription of the names of those law enforcement officers killed in the 9/11 tragedy.