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Curator Statement

This year’s SAFAR Film Festival theme, Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema,  reflects on the legacy of these protests through the lens of this new generation, presenting films with emergent youth, familial disparities and societal tensions at their centre. It will shed light on stories of personal revolution, the kind that unfold daily in households across the region and beyond: ordinary people pushing back against patriarchy, challenging social inequality, and wishing for change.


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