As part of the Mayor of London’s Shubbak Festival celebrating contemporary Arab culture across London, Zenith Foundation is presenting
: 6 short films (total 80 minutes) + discussion with programmer Mona Deeley.
With the ‘Arab Spring’ still unfolding and Obama’s recent call for the return of Israel to its 1967 boundaries, Vanishing Spaces provides a timely and engaging exploration of the people and places behind some of those events.
The 6 shorts from Syria and Palestine
reflect everyday lives played out in extraordinary circumstances, and poignantly record places and peoples that have endured existential turning points.
Date and Time:
Friday 8 July 2011, 6.30 for 7pm
The Idler Academy, 81 Westbourne Park Road London W2 5QH.
Na'im & Wade'a
, Najwa Najjar, 1999, Palestine, 20 minutes
Essay on the Euphrates Dam
, Omar Amiralay, Syria, 1970, 10 minutes
, Joude Gorani, Syria, 13 minutes
They Were Here
, Ammar Al Beik, Syria, 2000, 8 minutes
A Plate of Sardines
, Omar Amiralay, Syria, 1997, 19 minutes
Soup Over Bethlehem
, Larissa Sansour, 2006, Palestine, 10 minutes
, T: 0207 221 5908. Spaces are limited so please book ahead to avoid disappointment.
To get hold of quality independent films and music from the Arab region visit
020 722 1641.