The Cultural Frontline: Is this a Golden Age for Arab Film?
Join The Cultural Frontline for a special broadcast as part of the BBC Arabic Festival in which we bring together leading Arab filmmakers to discuss whether we now live in a golden age for Arabic cinema.
The panel will include the Oscar nominated Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri, the Iraqi filmmaker and co-founder of the Independent Film and Television College in Baghdad, Maysoon Pachachi, the critically acclaimed Lebanese documentary director, Eliane Raheb and one of Egypt’s emerging directorial talents, Nesma Zazou. We will explore how great filmmakers from across the region tell extraordinary stories during turbulent times. We will ask what has led to the blossoming of so much talent, what does the future hold and how does this era compare to great periods gone by? Join us for a discussion of the past and a vision for the future of film in the Arab world.
Admission to this event is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.