New Delhi: Delhi will get to hear voices
from the Arab lands of Egypt and Palestine as a three-day Arab
film festival opens here next week.
The India Arab Cultural Centre will organise the
festival from October 25 to 27 in Jamia Milia Islamia
University and the films to be shown at the event represent
the diversity of the Arab people and their perspectives.
"The festival is conceived with the objective of
promoting cross-cultural communication and understanding
between Arab countries and the wider academic community," the
University said in a statement.
A total of nine films touching issues of political,
social and cultural interest in their lands will be showcased
at the University`s Ansari auditorium during the three days
the festival is on.
The festival will showcase three films each from Egypt
and Palestine, two films from Tunisia and one film from Iraq.
The films to be shown include Egyptian director Yousry
Nasrallah`s `Sheherzade Tell me a Story`, Palestinian
filmmaker Hanny Abu Assad`s `Rana`s Wedding`, Tunisian
filmmaker Nacer Khemir`s `Bab` Aziz` and Iraqi director Bahman
Ghobadi`s `Turtles Can Fly`.
The festival will be inaugurated by Egypt`s Ambassador
to New Delhi Khaled El Bakly.