Shubbak Festival: Multibuy
Shubbak is London's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture.
Shubbak has become a key moment in the arts calendar of the UK and the Arab World, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to new audiences every two years. The festival returns this summer with events taking place across London from 28 June–14 July 2019.
Shubbak: Sofia (15*) + ScreenTalk
Sofia’s unexpected pregnancy comes as a surprise to everyone including Sofia herself – but for a young woman out of wedlock, it requires urgent action: a father’s letter is needed to deliver the baby
Shubbak: Panoptic (12A*) + ScreenTalk
Panoptic is a letter from a daughter to her deceased father, a former general in the Lebanese army, in an attempt to reconcile with her country’s turbulent past.
Shubbak Festival: Of Sheep and Men (15*) + ScreenTalk
The parallel stories of two men and their sheep provide the backdrop to Karim Sayad’s subtly observed, charming debut feature documentary.
Shubbak Festival: Arab-British Shorts Programme (15*)
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.
Arab-British filmmakers in conversation: Panel Discussion
A multi-award winning panel of Arab-British directors discuss how they interpret their hyphenated identities and how it has impacted on the stories they tell and films they make.
Shubbak: The Man Behind the Microphone (12A*) + ScreenTalk
Father to a nation yet not to his family, The Man Behind The Microphone is a compelling portrait of Hedi Jouini, the godfather of Tunisian music.
Shubbak Festival: The Blessed (15*)
Sofia Djama’s accomplished debut feature spans 24 hours in the heady Algerian capital – where an inter-connected cast of characters reveal very different imaginations for the country’s future.
Shubbak Festival: Erased… Ascent of the Invisible (12A*)
Ghassan Halwani’s debut feature is both a poetic – and a literal search – to uncover suppressed histories, through which he brings into frame into the legacy of the war.
Shubbak Festival: The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (#)
When Sarah and Saleem – a Jewish Israeli woman and a Palestinian man – are seen together in public, their lustful, illicit affair quickly escalates into a story of political espionage.