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Arab-British Shorts Programme (15*)

Shubbak Festival

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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)


* = locally classified by the City of London Corporation

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