Category Archives: Film

Top 10 Free Levantine Arabic Resources (and a few more besides…)

In no particular order, here are my 10 favourite online resources for learning the spoken Arabic of the Levant (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Syria). Below are a bonus few recommendations of resources you can buy, too. 1. Jordanian Arabic … Continue reading

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Arabic films this month

Lots of opportunities to see Arabic cinema in the UK in September. Screening at Encounters Short Film Festival Date: Sunday 21st September, 2014  Time: 3:00 pm Venue: Watershed, Bristol http://encounters-festival.org.uk Our Souls Are Palestinian is a programme of short artists film works which … Continue reading

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Nour Festival of Arts, London, Oct – Nov 2013

There’s a great line-up of Arab and Middle Eastern cultural events at the Nour Festival this year, including some fascinating talks, exhibitions, gigs, dance performances, films and workshops. Plus, for the foodies: cuisine from Iraq and Qatar, and a chance … Continue reading

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Outdoor Middle Eastern film screenings, London, 20 – 22 August

ICA Off-site: Cinema on the Steps 20 – 22 August 2013 *Free* The Institute of Contemporary Arts London is organising three evenings of Middle Eastern film screenings 20 – 22 August. The full programme  includes a range of both short … Continue reading

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Bristol Palestine Film Festival – 7 – 16 December 2012

Sorry for the silence recently – it’s been a busy month! Looking ahead to what’s on in the UK in December, I quote from the website of the Bristol Palestine Film Festival… After the success of last year’s inaugural festival, … Continue reading

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Voices and faces of the Adhan: Cairo

I’ve just heard about a great project which needs your help! Voices and faces of the Adhan: Cairo is a feature-length documentary film examining the 1,400-year-old oral tradition of the Muslim call to prayer. The link here is to their kick-starter … Continue reading

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Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

Preview of this film festival in Arabic: رحلة سفر في السينما العربية الشعبية تستضيفها لندن (Source: http://aawsat.com) September’s an exciting time to be in London if you love Arabic films, old or new. The Arab British Centre, in partnership with … Continue reading

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