Safar Film Festival 21-27 September: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

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: Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

Date: Friday 21 September to Thursday 27 September 2012

Venue: ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

For Web links, go to ICA and Arab British Centre

Film Tickets: £10\£8 concessions \ £7 ICA members | Season pass: Book three or more tickets for different screenings for £8 each.

Friday Forum Tickets: £5\no concessions \ free to ICA members


Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema is an ambitious season of classic and contemporary popular cinema from the Arab World. Safar takes audiences on a journey of gripping dramas, subversive comedies and exaggerated melodramas, taking in an array of rarely seen and re-mastered cinematic masterpieces as well as recent releases, many never before seen on British screens. The programme explores a fifty-year period of filmmaking that demonstrates the diversity and complexity of Arab cinema.

The film programme is accompanied by a discussion forum and a series of Q&As with internationally renowned experts, leading actors and filmmakers including Khaled Abol Naga, Marwan Hamed, Hussein Fahmy and Dr Viola Shafik.


Organised by the Arab British Centre in partnership with the ICA and Dubai International Film Festival.

To watch the Trailer click on picture:

Safar: Journey through Popular Arab Cinema trailer

An electronic version of the Safar brochure can be viewed here:

There are also have hard copies of these, A5 size. Contact Arab British Centre for copies.


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