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About the ICA

The ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary arts centre established in 1947 by a collective of artists, poets and writers to showcase and champion contemporary culture across the broadest range of art forms. Housing two galleries, two cinemas, a theatre, reading room, bookshop and café/bar, the ICA has been at the forefront of cultural experiment since its formation and has presented some of the most radical exhibitions, artists, films, music and thought to have shaped our world. It exists today as a committed proponent of contemporary arts practice and new ideas, presenting an international and contextualised programme of work in new and experimental frameworks across a variety of platforms.


About Dubai International Film Festival

The Investment Corporation of Dubai is the title sponsor of the Dubai International Film Festival. The ninth edition of DIFF, which is held in association with Dubai Studio City, will take place on December 9th to 16th 2012. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, home to the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The Festival is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.


About The Mohamed S Farsi Foundation

The Mohamed S Farsi Foundation was founded in 2009 by Hani M.S. Farsi to honour the lifetime of charitable work carried on by his father and to continue and expand upon his philanthropic legacy.


About the Corinthia Hotel, London

Perfectly positioned just moments from Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Covent Garden, yet close to Mayfair and The City’s Square Mile, The new flagship hotel provides state-of-the-art facilities in an eminent building dating back to 1885 and the Empire days of Queen Victoria.



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About Little White Lies

Little White Lies is a bi-monthly, independent movie magazine that features cutting edge writing, illustration and photography to get under the skin of cinema. Because movies don’t exist in a vacuum, Little White Lies ventures beyond the boundaries of the big screen, exploring the worlds of music, art, politics and pop culture to inform and illuminate the medium we love.


About New Statesman

The New Statesman is Britain’s leading, best written and most authoritative weekly political, cultural and current affairs magazine. The magazine’s award-winning team of editors and contributors seek to engage readers with great writing, arresting photography, intelligent analysis, bold campaigns and trenchant argument. For nearly 100 years its mission has been to provide readers with a rigorous examination of political culture as well as to amuse and entertain.



Festival Supporters

The Arab British Centre wishes to extend a special thank you to the following for their support, without which Safar would not have been possible:

Anonymous | The Abdalla Foundation | Livingstone & Company | Orbit Investment Services Ltd| Egypt Air | Wadih Hanna | Mary Sadek | Egyptian National Film Center | Egyptian Embassy in London | Abdul kader Bibi (Abed Bibi)