‘Let them Come’ Review by Martin Daltry – Safar Film Festival 2016

15 September '16

Screening on 16 September at 6:15 followed by Q&A with director Salem Brahimi at ICA, London as part of Safar Film Festival. You can buy your tickets HERE  ‘Let them Come’, France/Algeria, 2015, directed by Salem Brahimi Review by Martin Daltry The Safar Film Festival running at the ICA in London this week is a […]

‘Before the Summer Crowds’ Review by Dr Robert Abrams – Safar Film Festival 2016

14 September '16

Opening night film for Safar Film Festival 2016 as a tribute to late Egyptian director Mohamed Khan, 14 September at 8:30 pm at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London. You can see more information and buy tickets HERE Before the Summer Crowds, Egypt, 2015, directed by Mohamed Khan Reviewed by Professor Robert Abrams, Professor of Old […]

‘This Little Father Obsession’ Review by Dr Nof Nasser-Eddin – Safar Film Festival 2016

13 September '16

Screening on 18 September 2016 at 4 pm at ICA, London as part of Safar Film Festival. You can buy your tickets HERE This Little Father Obsession, Lebanon, 2016, directed by Selim Mourad. Reviewed by Dr Nof Nasser-Eddin, co-director of the Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration (CTDC).  This film can be described in three words: Provocative, […]

Safar Curator Rasha Salti on this Year’s Film Selection

08 September '16

The story goes that when the first film theater was going to be inaugurated in Egypt (around the late 1910s), there was a question as to how it should be referred to in Arabic, whether “cinema” should simply be appropriated into Arabic, or whether there should be a proper composite Arabic phrase, as was the […]

‘Borders of Heaven’ Review by Dr Khalid Ali – Safar Film Festival 2016

06 September '16

Screening on Saturday 17 September 2016, at 4 pm at ICA, London as part of Safar Film Festival. You can buy your tickets HERE Borders of Heaven, Tunisia, France, United Arab Emirates, 2015, directed by Fares Naanaa.  Reviewed by Dr Khalid Ali, Screening Room editor, Medical Humanities. Originally published on Medical Humanities BMJ Blogs. Recently, Tunisian […]

Breaking the siege: At Home in Gaza and London By Aimee Shalan

19 August '16

It’s incredible to think Gaza has been under blockade for almost a decade. We can’t go there; they can’t come here. So Station House Opera is creating a place where people can meet – a communal, virtual performance space. At Home in Gaza and London uses live performance and digital invention to bring together people […]

Saba7 El-Chill: The Arab British Centre Summer 2016 Playlist

02 August '16

Fresh out of the oven. The summer playlist that you had been waiting for is here: ‘Saba7 El-Chill: The Arab British Centre Summer 2016 Playlist”.  Old and new Arabic tunes to accompany you during your summer trips, parties and chills. Let’s the joy begin!


01 August '16

A vibrant celebration of Arab Cinema, the biennial SAFAR Film Festival, returns to London this autumn for its third edition, following the phenomenal success of previous programmes in 2012 and 2014. Presented by The Arab British Centre in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), and supported by the British Council and The Corinthia […]