Discover Arab Cinema (BFI): The British Film Institute (BFI) and Zenith Foundation will present the last installment of the inspiring contemporary and classic films from the Arab region, as part of its Discover Arab Cinema 2014. The films screening will be: The Door to the Sun' (10 December, 13 December), 'The Yacoubian Building' (16 December, 21 December) and 'Incendies' (23 December, 27 December). Taking place at the BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT.
BFI Discover Arab Cinema
Ladder to Damascus (Film): Marking the return to cinema of legendary Syrian filmmaker Mohamad Malas after almost a decade-long absence, Ghalia is inhabited by the soul of Zeina, a girl who drowned the day she was born. Haunted by Zeina’s past life, Ghalia travels to Damascus to study acting. There she meets an aspiring filmmaker, fascinated by her duality, who finds her a place to live with other students, but soon the tumultuous events taking place in the streets encroach on their budding love affair.
BFI Discover Arab Cinema: In association with Zenith Foundation, the BFI Southbank continues with its year-long programme of inspiring contemporary and classic films from the Arab region with October 2014 offering two screenings of the documentary film 'Scheherazade’s Diary', based on a drama therapy project set up by the director Zeina Daccache that reveals heartfelt stories from female inmates residing in Baabda prison in Lebanon.
BFI Discover Arab Cinema: In association with Zenith Foundation, the BFI Southbank continues with its year-long programme of inspiring contemporary and classic films from the Arab region with September 2014 devoted to creative documentary films from the region: In Search of Oil and Sand (showing on 6/8 September), Lebanese Rocket Society (showing 11/14 September), This Is My Picture When I Was Dead (showing 14/16 September) and The One Man Village (showing 26/27 September).
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Whereas in London, though physically far from what is now a raging Arab Volcano, cultural events revolving around the Middle East are plenty, offering the opportunity for at least an artistic or intellectual digestion of what is going down in history as the most incredible chapter of our lives.