Morocco is the guest country at the 10th edition of the festival
The Arab and Mediterranean Film Festival, which is organised by the NGO SODEPAU, is celebrating its 10th edition this year and aims to continue with its mission of building bridges across the Mediterranean Sea through the screening of films that offer insights into the diverse and often little-known realities of the Arab world. This year’s edition, which is set to run from 8 to 13 November at the Filmoteca de Catalunya, consists of 10 films that share two common threads: the experience of migration and exile and the world seen through women’s eyes; in fact, half of the films to be screened were made by female directors.
Four of the films on the programme are productions or co-productions from Morocco, this year’s guest nation. The festival also has representations from Iraq, Algeria, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon. Practically all of the titles on the programme have premiered recently, the only exception being the 1978 Moroccan classic Alyam, Alyam, which is set to open the festival on Tuesday 8 November, complete with a presentation by its director, Ahmed El Maanouni. Other sessions in the festival will see the presence of film directors Hadja Lahbib and Hala Alabdalla, the director of the FIDADOC Festival in Agadir, Hicham Falah, and the producer Sabine Sidawi.
The Arab and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia
When: 8 to 13 November
Where: Filmoteca de Catalunya (Plaça de Salvador Seguí 1-9)
Price: €4 per session (concessions: €3)
Further information is available here
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