Film festival explores experimental Arab cinema
Showcasing international works from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco as a part of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts Faculty Series, Experiments in Arab Cinema will bring celebrated films to the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema from Nov. 15-16.
These works experiment with storytelling, manual and digital animation, mining archives of cinematic and television, and expanding the expressive capacities of film and video.
Grouped within three separate programs; The Glitch Program, Unbearable Beauty, and The Body in the Archive, the films reveal a brilliant and subversive underside to stereotypes about the region and showcase the independent artistic creation that has bloomed in recent years.
Tickets are $15 for a series pass and $5 for students. A reception will follow the Friday evening program.
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