SAFAR TURNS 5: CELEBRATING ARAB CINEMA
With co-founder Saeed Taji Farouky; Butheina Kazim, co-founder and director of Cinema Akil in Dubai; SAFAR From Home curator Rabih el Khoury; and actor Khalid Abdalla!
PAST EVENT: took place Sunday, 20 September | 6:30pm
Join us as we celebrate the fifth edition of SAFAR in our final discussion bringing together SAFAR co-founder Saeed Taji Farouky and some special guests from past festivals and the wider industry.
They’ll be reflecting on the past 5 editions of the festival, and on the Arab cinema landscape today both in the UK and across the region. Join us!
FILM TALK: ON HUMAN JOURNEYS
With director Tamer El Said
PAST EVENT: took place on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 | 6:30 PM
In The Last Days of The City follows film director Khaled as he’s wrapping his film in Cairo, a city he thought he knew but which keeps revealing its many facets in front of his eyes. The ride that filmmaker Tamer El Said invites us to follow not only an introspective ride into the heart of Egypt, but also one that cuts deep within the Arab World. Join us in a Q&A with the award-winning director about his debut feature film, shot in Cairo, Berlin, Baghdad and Beirut.
FILM TALK: A SONIC ROAD TRIP
With Tramontane‘s director Vatche Boulghourjian, sound designer Rana Eid and composer Cynthia Zaven
PAST EVENT: took place on Thursday, 17 September 2020 | 6:30 PM
Rabih is a young blind musician that has to travel throughout the country to retrieve his true identity. In this talk, we will address with filmmaker Vatche Boulghourjian the writing of the role for a blind person, but also the writing of the sonic score that accompanies the protagonist, with both his sound designer Rana Eid and his music composer Cynthia Zaven.
FILM TALK: TO PALESTINE AND BACK
With directors Larissa Sansour, Rakan Mayasi and Roy Dib
PAST EVENT: took place Friday, 18 September 2020 | 6:30 PM
Palestine in three distinct journeys: through a bus ride, a space ship, and on a car trip. Filmmakers Larissa Sansour, Rakan Mayasi and Roy Dib take us to the heart of Palestine, where the truths are exposed but the boundaries are reimagined. The artists will reflect in this talk about their journeys to Palestine today, virtually and in reality.
SAFAR SOCIAL: MAKING DOCUMENTARIES
With filmmakers Naziha Arebi, Basma Khalifa, and Yasmin Fedda. Chaired by Elhum Shakerifar.
PAST EVENT: took place Saturday, 19 September | 6:30pm