Identity, notions of nationality and of borders, bring together these eclectic shorts by Arab-British directors, looking to explore questions of identity, faith, gender and everything in between.
Key to these films – and ever-pertinent today – are reflections on how the decisions and actions of older generations have impacted on younger generations today. From questions of exile to the notion of belonging. For acceptance to pride.
Strange Cities Are Familiar by Saeed Taji Farouky (2018)
Abdullah and Leilah by Ashtar Al Khirsan (2017)
Run(a)Way Arab by Amrou Al Kadhi (2017)
Three Centimetres by Lara Zeidan (2018)
Ave Maria by Basil Khalil (2015)
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Barbican Cinema 2
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.