Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

In September 2012 the Arab British Centre in partnership with the ICA and Dubai International Film Festival presented Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema, the most ambitious season of popular Arab film ever seen in the UK.

This week-long series of classic and contemporary popular cinema invited audiences to experience local popular culture and debate film’s effectiveness in conveying social histories. Download programme

FILM PROGRAMME

Safar programme listings, ticketing information and multibuy offer details.

THE FRIDAY FORUM

Join us for three lively debates about Arab cinema and filmmaking.

BLOGS

Writer-in-residence Malu Halasa gives us her take on the Safar season.

INTERVIEWS

Read the inside story on Safar and popular Arab cinema.

OUR SUPPORTERS

We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you.

MEDIA COVERAGE

What the media have been saying about Safar.