SCREENING
CINEMA 3
21:30
£5.00
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2hr
Dir: Various

First presented at Shubbak festival in July at The Barbican, Imagined Futures invites you to discover the Arab region’s most exciting new voices in this rich mix of Sci-Fi, Animation and Drama.

In Mounia Akl’s Submarine, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, wild child Hala stubbornly refuses to evacuate her derelict house when the garbage crisis in Lebanon causes her village to flee. Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour offers a dystopian, humorous solution to the deadlock in the Middle East in Nation Estate.

Chadi Aoun’s animation Silence celebrates the secret codes of silent creative resistance in the authoritarian darkness of a dysfunctional society about to implode. Capturing the urgency of the realities lived by many on the shores of the Mediterranean today, Mare Nostrum directors Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf reflect a Syrian parent’s choices to save his daughter.

FILMS

Mare Nostrum 

Dir: Anas Khalef, Rana Kazkaz
Syria/France 2016
13 mins

Capturing the urgency of the realities lived by many on the shores of the Mediterranean, Mare Nostrum reflects a Syrian parent’s choice to save his daughter.

Silence

Dir: Chadi Aoun
Lebanon 2016
15 mins

Chadi Aoun’s animation Silence celebrates the secret codes of silent creative resistance in the authoritarian darkness of a dysfunctional society about to implode.

Selma

Dir: Batoul Benazzou
Algeria/France 2014
35 mins

Selma and her mother both struggle with their life decisions and futures in Batoul Benazzou’s subtly observed drama.

Nation Estate

Dir: Larissa Sansour
Palestine/Denmark
10 mins

Larissa Sansour offers a dystopian, humorous and vertical solution to Palestinian statehood: one colossal skyscraper housing the entire Palestinian population, now finally living the high life.

Submarine

Dir: Mounia Akl
Lebanon 2016
21 mins

Wild child Hala stubbornly refuses to evacuate her derelict house when the garbage crisis in Lebanon causes her whole village to flee.


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