Mon 3 July 2017, 8.30pm
Screening and Q&A with director Hala Alabdalla
Dir. Hala Alabdalla
France-Syria, 2016 (90 mins)
Tickets £12 / £10 concs
Ciné Lumière, Institut Français
In this deeply personal documentary, veteran Syrian documentarian Hala Alabdalla invites us to dinner with writer and editor Farouk Mardam-Bey, for a thought-provoking reflection on Syria, culture and identity.
Based in France for the last 50 years, Farouk Mardam Bey is a Syrian publisher who has dedicated his life to promoting contemporary Arab philosophy and poetry. In the intimacy of his kitchen, he attempts to dissipate the fog around Syria with Hala Alabdalla and her team, paying tribute to the Syrian people’s resistance with a feast celebrating culture and identity.
Shubbak film programme is presented in partnership with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture – AFAC.