Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 9 July 2020

Middle Eastern female filmmakers are focus of new Sharjah Art Foundation series

In collaboration with Habibi Collective, films will screen online on three different dates starting on Friday, May 29

A still from Pam Nasr's short film 'Clams Casino', 2018. Sharjah Art Foundation
A still from Pam Nasr's short film 'Clams Casino', 2018. Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Art Foundation is celebrating the work of female artists from the region in a new series of online film screenings. The event is in collaboration with Habibi Collective, a digital film archive that focuses on the work of female filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa.

The screenings, which will take place on Friday, May 29, Friday, June 12, and Friday, June 26, will feature short and feature-length narrative, documentary and experimental films.

Each day will have its own programme with a focus on a specific theme. This Friday, the event will feature five short films on the themes of memory, coming-of-age and familial relations.

The featured shorts are: The Story of Milk and Honey (2011), a short film by Basma Alsharif; Clams Casino (2018), a short film by Pam Nasr; The Fall of the Standard of Beauty: The Iranian Nose (2019), a short film by Sahar Ghorishi; Staff of Life (2019) by Moza Almatrooshi, a short documentary; and Chergui (2019) by Chahine Fellahi, a short experimental film.

On Friday, June 12, the programme will consist of a narrative feature film, the title of which is yet to be confirmed, while the programme on Friday, June 26, will explore the use of oral histories and archival materials through three shorts.

The films will be streamed live at 8.30pm through this vimeo link, and viewers who are late to join won't be able to watch the film programme from the beginning. More information is at sharjahart.org.

Updated: May 28, 2020 02:03 PM

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