The film deals with queer and feminist histories of the Middle East, the process of research, browsing and discovering lost archives!
Film starts at 4pm (Doors open from 3pm)
Neo Nahda recounts the story of Mona, a young Arab woman who finds old photographs of women cross-dressing in the 1920s, becomes obsessed with them, and goes on a feverish journey of uncovering lost histories and her own identity.
The film deals with #queer and feminist histories of the Middle East, the process of research, browsing and discovering lost archives, and how archives can be a portal for the imagination and the realm of inner projections, they can produce meaning beyond historical truths. It is supported by the BFI Network.
May Ziadé is a French-Lebanese writer, filmmaker and the co-founder of Other People’s Films. Through her work she explores the physical and emotional unfoldings of the cultural and social pressures to conform.
May is currently in pre-production on her first high-end short film Neo Nahda, which is supported by the BFI Network.