Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

Preview of this film festival in Arabic: رحلة سفر في السينما العربية الشعبية تستضيفها لندن


September’s an exciting time to be in London if you love Arabic films, old or new. The Arab British Centre, in partnership with the ICA and Dubai International Film Festival, are presenting what they describe as “the most ambitious programme of popular Arab film ever seen in the UK”. Predictably, it’s mostly Egyptian films but there are a few Jordanian and Lebanese ones in there too.

A Season Pass allows you to buy tickets to 5 or more screenings from the Safar programme for £8 per ticket. The line up:

Bosta 21 September 2012

Stray Bullet 22 September 2012

Watch out for Zouzou 22 September 2012

The Beginning and the End 23 September 2012

Alexandria, Why? + Curator Introduction 23 September 2012

Captain Abu Raed 25 September 2012

Terrorism and The Kebab + Introduction 26 September 2012

One-Zero 26 September 2012

The Yacoubian Building + Director Q+A 27 September 2012


About Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Literary translator from Arabic, German and Russian into English
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