We’re pleased to announce the return of Safar: The Festival of Popular Arab Cinema which will be coming your way in September 2014!
After the phenomenal success of the inaugural festival in 2012, the Arab British Centre returns to the ICA with Safar. The only festival in the UK solely focused on programming popular Arab cinema, Safar includes UK premieres alongside classics of the Arab silver screen. These will be accompanied by Q&As, special introductions and a day-long forum which will bring together some of the most significant figures in Arab cinema. Safar has expanded its scope this year to include an exhibition of vintage Arab movie posters, memorabilia and contemporary art inspired by film, all shown in the UK for the first time.
The festival will run between Friday 19 September and Thursday 25 September 2014 and the exhibition will run from Tuesday 2 September until Sunday 5 October 2014.
Safar programme listings, ticketing information and multi-buy offer details.
Join us for three lively debates about Arab cinema and filmmaking.
Writer-in-residence Malu Halasa will once again give us her take on the Safar season.
A new addition to Safar is Whose Gaze Is It Anyway? curated by Omar Kholeif.
We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you.
What the media are saying about Safar 2014.