Conference & Film Screenings : “Arab Documentaries – Recording Whose ‘Reality’?” — Arab Media Centre, University of Westminster, Londres, 10-11/04/2014

Organised by the Arab Media Centre, Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI)

Thursday, 10 April, 2014

Screening and discussion of A WORLD NOT OURS (2012), Director Mahdi Fleifel

Registration from 6pm, screening and discussion 6.30-8:30pm

Friday, 11 April, 2014

Registration from 9am, conference from 9.30am to 6:00pm

Keynote speaker

Viola Shafik

Head of Studies, ‘Documentary Campus’ MENA programme
Filmmaker (including Arij/Scent of a Revolution, 2013, and My Name Is Not Ali, 2011)
Author of Popular Egyptian Cinema (2007) and Arab Cinema (1998)

Arab documentary films that have proliferated since the start of the Arab uprisings are part of a much longer and wider success story. Whose reality finds expression through documentary film and what kind of ‘reality’ is represented? This event brings together filmmakers, curators, scholars and researchers to discuss topics including:

  • Processes and power relations in commissioning, funding and distribution
  • Arab film festivals and their impact
  • Voices and representation: Who gets to tell which story?
  • Current debates about documentary ethics and aesthetics

Programme and registration

Download the event programme

Registration is now open – Early booking advised.

The £109 registration fee (£59 for students) covers the screening on 10 April and conference on 11 April, including conference documentation, lunch, refreshments and administration costs.

Registration for the conference on 11 April is £99 standard rate (£49 for students).

Please download the registration form and send to Helen Cohen

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