I’ve spent the last year scouring Arab film festivals, looking for the perfect mix of narratives and and documentaries to provide JBFC audiences with a perspective on the Middle East that strays far from the headlines. This year’s selection concentrates on personal journeys, real and metaphorical, while politics mostly remain in the background. —Lina Matta, curator
GUEST CURATOR LINA MATTA WILL INTRODUCE EVERY SCREENING
A Lebanese-American based in Dubai, Lina Matta is the Senior Channel Manager of the Middle East Broadcast Company (MBC) channels 2, 4, Max, and Variety. She has programmed this series for the JBFC since 2012. Lina will also be on hand to introduce each film and moderate all filmmaker Q&As.
|This series celebrates award-winning films from the Arab world, shining a light on the people of this region through the work of the talented directors who are bringing their stories to the screen.|
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