This day of film screenings and discussions will reflect on contemporary cinema from the Middle East and how constraints can restrict and paradoxically sometimes drive creativity. It features innovative rising talents from the scene as well as established experts. The day is curated by Shohini Chaudhuri.
The event will offer new insights into filmmaking from the region, revitalising debates on cinematic creativity in sites of conflict and crisis in the Middle East and beyond. The day is a partnership event with the University of Essex and Index on Censorship. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For a full programme of speakers and films visit The Mosaic Rooms’ website.