Media Coverage

Media coverage so far:

Vision: Fresh Perspectives from Dubai

January – March 2013 | Arab Cinema: Universal Pictures by Ben East


The Independent

12 October 2012 | The Invisible Cinema: Why Arabic Cinema is yet to get noticed in the West by Robert Zak


Weekly Zaman

29 September 2012 | Discovering Popular Arab Cinema in London by Busra Mutlu


Al Arabiya

28 September 2012 | Current challenges in Arab cinema discussed in London festival report by Carina Kamel



28 September 2012 | Safar: A Journey Through Arab Cinema by Sheyma Buali


BBC Arabic

27 September 2012 | لندن تستضيف مهرجان “سفر” للأفلام العربية


New Statesman

26 September 2012 | Last Chance for Arab Cinema by Philip Maughan


The Majalla

26 September 2012 | The Future of Arab Cinema by Noam Schimmel


Arab Review

25 September 2012 |  Scars That Run Deep by Emanuelle Degli Esposti


Film International

24 September 2012 | Safar’s Friday Forum by Malu Halasa


BBC World Service

23 September 2012 | Weekend 23/09/12 (07:00GMT) Omar Kholeif interview


The Guardian Guide

22 September 2012 | This Week’s New Film Events (Listing two) by Steve Rose


New Statesman

21 September 2012 | Reimagining Arab Cinema: Omar Kholeif Interviewed by Ella Funge


Little White Lies

19 September 2012 | Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema – Preview by Sheyma Buali


The National

19 September 2012 | A pick of Arab cinema at Safar film festival by Jessica Holland 


New Statesman

18 September 2012 | Arabic Cinema comes to London by Ella Funge


The Hollywood Reporter

18 September 2012 | Arab Cinema Showcase to Hit British Capital by Stuart Kemp


Variety Arabia

16 September 2012 | Arab British Centre Brings Popular Cinema to London by Badar Salem


The Huffington Post

14 September 2012 | The Problem with Arab Culture by Omar Kholeif 


The Majalla

14 September 2012 | Arab Film at the London ICA by Noam Schimmel


Asharq Al-Awsat

14 September 2012 | لندن: شيماء بوعلي | رحلة سفر في السينما العربية الشعبية تستضيفها لندن



12 September 2012 | Exploring Arab Cinema by Florence Pilkington


The Guardian

6 September 2012 | The future of Arab cinema lies in facing up to real life, not censoring it by Malu Halasa


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