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Jamia to organize Arab Film Festival

By TCN News,

New Delhi: India Arab Cultural Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia is going to organize the 2nd Arab Film Festival from 25-27 October, 2010 in the University campus. The festival is conceived with the objective of promoting cross-cultural communication and understanding between Arab countries and the wider academic community.

“The films to be shown in this festival represent the diversity of the Arab people and their perspectives. Featuring movies from various Arab countries, the festival tackles political, social and cultural issues in these countries,” said Simi Malhotra, Media Coordinator, Jamia Millia Islamia.

In this film festival, a total of 9 films will be screened. These films are – 1)Sheherzade Tell me a Story (Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt), 2) Rana’s Wedding (Hanny Abu Assad, Palestine), 3) Yacoubian Building (Marwan Hameed, Egypt), 4) Bab’ Aziz (Nacer Khemir, Tunisia), 5) Turtles Can Fly(Bahman Ghobadi, Iraq) 6) Time That Remains (Elia Suleiman, Palestine) 7) Hasan & Marcus (Rami Imam, Egypt), 8) The Wedding Son (Karin Albou, Tunisia) and 9) The Wall (Simon Bitton, Palestine).

The Film Festival will be inaugurated by H.E. Khaled El Bakly, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in New Delhi on October 25 at 2.00 PM. The inauguration programme will be followed by a screening of Egyptian Film ‘Sheherzade Tell me a Story’ (135 minutes) which has been directed by Yousry Nasrallah.

All the films will be screened in Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium, JMI from 09.30 AM to 05.30 PM with a lunch break from 1.30 PM to 02.00 PM while on the first day i.e. October 25, 2010, the programme will begin at 02.00 PM.