Film Programme

Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

Full Programme Listings:

All films are in Arabic with English subtitles

Opening Film: Friday 21 September at 20:30

BOSTA (2006) | Introduced by the director Philippe Aractingi | More Info

Saturday 22 September at 18:15

WATCH OUT FOR ZOUZOU (1971) | Introduced by the actor Hussein Fahmy | More Info

Saturday 22 September at 20:50

STRAY BULLET (2009) | Introduced by former BBC Middle East Correspondent Tim Llewellyn | More Info

Sunday 23 September at 15:30

THE BEGINNING AND THE END (1960) | Introduced by the filmmaker Omar Al-Qattan | More Info

Sunday 23 September at 18:00

ALEXANDRIA, WHY? (1978) | Introduced by Safar Curator Omar Kholeif | More Info

Tuesday 25 September at 19:00

CAPTAIN ABU RAED (2007) | Post screening Q&A with the director Amin Matalqa and actor Nadim Sawalha | More Info

Wednesday 26 September at 18:30

TERRORISM AND THE KEBAB (1993) | Introduced by Safar Writer-in-Residence Malu Halasa | More Info

Wednesday 26 September at 20:30

ONE-ZERO (2009) | Post screening Q&A with the actor Khaled Abol Naga | More Info

Closing Night Film: Thursday 27 September at 18:30

THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING (2006) | Post screening Q&A with the director Marwan Hamed | More Info

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About Safar Curator, Omar Kholeif

Omar is an Egyptian-born, UK-based writer, curator and producer. His writing appears in Art Monthly, WIRED UK, PopMatters, Film International, Frieze, The Guardian, Ibraaz, and many other publications. He is Curator at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool – the UK’s national centre for artist film and video, and a Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester’s international art and film organisation, and Associate Curator at the Arab British Centre, London. He is founding Director of the UK’s Arab Film Festival, a curator for Abandon Normal Devices and a contributing curator to the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, among others. He is a founding editor of Portal 9, a journal of art & architecture published in Beirut, Lebanon, and whose recent books include, Vision, Memory and Media (2010), Far and Wide: Nam June Paik (2012), Art and Subversion (forthcoming, 2013), among others. Omar is a Churchill Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.