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The UK’s largest festival of Arab cinema comes to Glasgow Film Theatre for the first time, showcasing three fantastic new films from Algeria, Morocco and Palestine, plus a free family-friendly screening of the beautifully animated Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo.

SAFAR - which means ‘journey’ in Arabic - was founded in 2012 and is run by The Arab British Centre. This year’s festival, entitled A Journey Through Space and Time, screens in nine cities across the UK from 29 June to 9 July.

SAFAR is presented in partnership with the Shubbak Festival and is supported by the British Council, the Bagri Foundation and the City of London Corporation. It screens in 4 venues across London and 8 other cities across the UK. View the festival website here.

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Films in this Season

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1 July

Alam (The Flag) (N/C 12+)

This award-winning drama is the debut feature of Palestinian scriptwriter and director Firas Khoury

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8 July

Take 2: Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo (N/C 5+)

Blends the magic of childhood with the tragedy of growing up in a war-torn country, using songs, myth and hand-drawn animation to make difficult topics accessible.

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8 July

The Damned Don't Cry + Q&A (18)

Fatima-Zahra and her teenage son Selim move from place to place, forever trying to outrun the latest scandal she's caught up in.

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6 July

The Last Queen (N/C 12+)

Epic historical drama, screening as part of SAFAR Film Festival

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