Friday 1 July, 8:30pm
The story of a young girl whose dreams change from seeking an education in the city to survival in Palestine in 1948.
Saturday 2 July, 2:30pm
A panel discussion with Filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouki who looks at storytelling in today’s Arab independent cinema, from its writing process to its presentation.
Saturday 2 July, 4:30pm
Karim Aïnouz takes us with him on his journey to Algeria, his father’s homeland, interweaving the past, present and future.
Saturday 2 July, 6:30pm
When a magic trick goes awry at a child’s birthday party, the authoritative father of a family gets turned into a chicken. A debut feature awarded by the Grand Jury Prize at the Critics’ Week at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Sunday 3 July 2022, 4:30pm
5 stories, 5 Saudi directors: a deep look into the Kingdom’s ever-changing society, as well as Saudi identity, development, and at times, listlessness – quite simply, a deep look into life itself.
Tuesday 5 July, 8:30pm
George Peter Barbari's compelling drama follows three troubled teens on their way to lose their virginity and win their acceptance into manhood.
Saturday 9 July 2022, 4:30pm
Nearly 10 years after the Syrian revolution, director Rami Farah confronts the three Syrian activists with footage, some of it their own, depicting events that changed their destinies forever.
Join SAFAR on a tour of contemporary Arab cinema through a diverse selection of short thematic films.