In a year when travels became impossible, SAFAR is inviting you to travel to and throughout the Arab World but also beyond, through your screens at home.
The SAFAR From Home programme is composed of a multitude of distinct journeys. That of Réda, accompanying his father on a long pilgrimage to Mecca. That of Rabih, crisscrossing his country to retrieve his true identity. That of Zaineb, attempting to find a balance between her Canadian present and her Tunisian past.
And while this programme is an invitation to imaginary journeys, the truth around the protagonists of these films is far from being a fictitious one. They defy their harsh realities. They question bewildering surroundings. They face inconceivable challenges. They lead quite impossible journeys. Yet through courage, resilience but also a lot of inspiration, they give a sense of meaning to their journeys.
Through five screenings (four features and a shorts program), and five talks over five nights, this programme is also celebrating five editions of SAFAR.
The screenings will run online for a full week between the 13th and the 20th of September 2020. The series of talks will take place over five nights, every evening at 6:30PM starting the 16th of September 2020, and winding up with an interactive discussion with all of you on your fondest festival memories, on the 20th of September 2020.