Free online show shows 40 films directed by Arab women

The Arab Women’s Cinema Exhibition, organized by the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, will present 40 films made by Arab women for six weeks – 27 of which have never been seen in the country. The free festival, which opened on the 19th, runs until June 27. The curators are the Brazilians Analu Bambirra and Carol Almeida and the Egyptian Alia Ayman.

The films are available on the exhibition website, with Portuguese subtitles. Each week the menu changes. From May 26 to June 1, for example, the show presents “The Silent Protest: 1929 Jerusalem” (2019), “Have You Killed a Bear – Or Becoming Jamila” (2013/2014), “Letter to a Friend” ( 2019)) and “A Feeling Greater Than Love” (2019), among others. The festival mixes genres such as short films, feature films and documentaries. It is necessary to register on the site.

The Arab Women’s Film Exhibition also includes panel discussions and lectures. This Friday (28) at 2 p.m., for example, the event brings together guests to talk about the relationship between the bodies and the territories of the Palestinians. Participating researcher Dina Matar, filmmaker Mahasen Nasser-Eldin and artist Riham Issac. Moderation is provided by cultural producer Daniele Abilas and Professor Fernando Resende (UFF).

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