Tue 4 July 2017, 6.30pm
Total running time 94 mins
Screening and Q&A with Nation Estate director Larissa Sansour
10% off 2 screenings
15% off 3 or more screenings
for Shubbak films at the Barbican
London, EC27 8SE
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Shorts from the region’s most exciting new voices present a rich mix of sci-fi, animation and drama spliced with humour, charm and prescience.
Directors Anas Khalaf, Rana Kazkaz
Syria/France, 2016 (13 mins)
Capturing the dilemmas lived by many on the Mediterranean shores, directors Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf reflect a Syrian parent’s choices to save his daughter in Mare Nostrum.
Director Chadi Aoun
Lebanon, 2016 (15 mins)
Chadi Aoun’s award-wininng animation Silence exposes the secret codes of silent creative resistance in the authoritarian darkness of a dysfunctional society.
Director Batoul Bennazzou
Algeria – France, 2014 (35 mins)
Selma and her mother both struggle with their life decisions and futures in Batoul Benazzou’s subtly observed drama Selma.
Director Larissa Sansour
Palestine – Denmark, 2012 (10 mins)
In Nation Estate Multi-disciplinary artist 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.
Director Mounia Akl
Lebanon, 2016 (21 mins)
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 whole village to flee.
Shubbak’s film programme is presented in partnership with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture – AFAC and the Barbican, with additional support from Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, British Council and Molinare.