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Salma's Home screening + Q&A
Directed by Hanadi Elyan
Tuesday 5 
March at 8.15pm
Rich Mix, London E1 6LA
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Join us at Rich Mix for a screening of Jordanian filmmaker Hanadi Elyan's charming debut.

 

'When Salma's ex-husband passes away, a deep family secret is dug up to blackmail her into taking in an unwanted housemate, creating an awkward dynamic.'

 

Salma's Home (2022) was written and directed by Jordanian filmmaker Hanadi Elyan and stars Juliet Awad as Salma, Sameera Asir as her daughter Farah and Rania Al Kurdi as Lamia - the other woman.

 

Salma’s Home, is one of those films that makes you laugh, cry and learn — how to love and cherish family and count your blessings.” Review from Jordan News

This screening is followed by a Q&A with actresses Rania Kurdi and Sameera Asir, hosted by Sarah Agha from the Arab Film Club.

 

Duration : 95 Min | Genre : Comedy, Drama | Ages 18+

TILKA: making theatre amid Lebanon's collapse 
Screening + Q&A

Directed by Myriam Geagea
Wednesday 6 March at 8.15pm
Rich Mix, London E1 6LA
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An intimate portrait of five women who meet to create a striking, collective piece of theatre amid Lebanon’s collapse.

 

In the mountains outside Beirut, they weave together a story inspired by their experiences as women fighting against the odds for their rights. Director Myriam Geagea has described the film as "a testament to the transformative power of art and self-expression."

 

TILKA won Best Local Documentary at the Lebanese Independent Film Festival and premiered in the UK at Cambridge Film Festival.

 

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with theatremaker Lama Amine and film producer Sawsan Asfari, moderated by writer Yasmin El-Rifae.

Duration: 105 Min | Ages 18+

Another Reality: Genre Shorts by Arab Women Filmmakers
Screening + Q&A with the filmmakers

Sunday 24 March at 4.15pm
The Garden Cinema, London WC2B 5PQ
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The AWAN Festival (Arab Women Artists Now) in association with The Arab Film Club present a screening of short genre films.

 

AWAN is the UK’s only contemporary multi-arts festival dedicated to showcasing inspiring works from Arab female artists. This year we have hand-picked a unique and memorable line-up of sci-fi and horror shorts. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers on stage, hosted by actress and film curator Sarah Agha.

 

Ladies Coffee (2024) by Amal Al-Agroobi - 10’

On the prowl for lady suitors, Roula invites Zeina and her daughter over for Arabic coffee. But when young Reem participates in a cup reading ritual, she gets more than she bargained for.

 

The Call (2023) by Riffy Ahmad - 14’

During a difficult visit to her single immigrant mother, Athena discovers that what she thought was age-related mental decline is in fact an inherited magical gift.

 

In Vitro (2019) by Larissa Sansour - 28’

In an underground orchard in Bethlehem, decades after an other worldly eco disaster, two scientists ruminate on exile, loss, identity and nostalgia.

Duration: 60m | Ages 18+

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