SAFAR Film Festival 2016

SAFAR Film Festival 2016: Established by the Arab British Centre in 2012, the biennial film festival returns for its third installment to celebrate the achievements of Arab cinema and provide audiences the opportunity to access films rarely seen in the UK. Over five days at the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), this year's SAFAR will focus on contemporary Arab cinema; a testament to the unflinching vitality, versatility and creativity of Arab film culture and showcasing contemporary voices and the singular talents both from emerging filmmakers and master auteurs. Overtly defying and transgressing social and political taboos, this edition's chosen films cross genres and borders, heralding the profound transformations that have taken place in Arab societies since 2011. The wide selection also celebrates the breadth of work from across the Arab world with films from Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia, mediating stories that challenge stereotypes and self-censorship. Taking place from 14-18 September, 2016 at the ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. The full programme and list of all the films are in the link below.