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Crossing the Line: Al Ghorba: Be:Longing in Britain (N/C 15+)

19 May

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


'Al Ghorba' is an Arabic word that can be translated to 'the state of being a stranger,' when one is surrounded by strangers and is a stranger to them. This screening of four films, guest curated by Samar Ziadat, Director of Dardishi Festival, explores states of exile, alienation and longing, stemming from a nostalgia for the past and an ache for the present. It includes works by Ashtar Al Khirsan, Amrou Al-Khadhi, Mona Hatoum, and Alia Hijaab.

Introduced by curator Samar Ziadat. Unfortunately the previously listed post screening discussion has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Films included:
Measures of Distance, Mona Hatoum 1988
Abdullah and Leilah, Ashtar Al Khirsan, 2017
Al Ghorba, Alia Hijaab, 2018
RUN(A)WAY ARAB, Amrou Al-Khadhi, 2017

  • Directors Various
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 58m
  • Country various countries
  • Language some subtitles
  • Year of Production 1988-2018
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