22/12/2011

Films from the Arab world at Rotterdam 2012

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will present films from the Arab region with a focus on Syria and Egypt

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Films from the Arab world at Rotterdam 2012

Power Cut Middle East, a themed program within the IFFR’s main Signals section, will present a programme of Arab short films, documentaries, feature films and visual art installations guided by discussions, lectures and artist talks, in collaboration with Hivos Culture Fund.

IFFR together with Power Cut Middle East offers two focused visions on the ‘history in the making’: the Visual Arts Festival in Damascus travels for an edition ‘in exile’ to Rotterdam with a programme of fiction and documentary films and arts installations.

Secondly, together with Egyptian filmmakers, IFFR looks at the years preceding the Tahrir Square revolutions by presenting films in which the resistance announced itself in more or less direct ways. In the context of Power Cut Middle East, the central question to be considered is what the role was – and is – of the moving image.

 

News source:  International Film Festival Rotterdam

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