1960’s Syria saw the introduction of modernist and auteur cinema. This was largely thanks to the innovation of Omar Amiralay, now widely considered the godfather of Arab non-fiction film.
As a backdrop to our film programme, we invite you to join us for this day-long ticketed, event. The programme will include Amiralay’s most iconic short and feature length films, spanning from 1970 – 2003.
The films will be a combination of digital file projections and web streams. More details coming.
14:00 | Film Essay on the Euphrates Dam | 15′ | 1970
14:30 | Everyday Life in a Syrian Village | 82′ |1974
16:00 | The Chickens | 42′ | 1977
17:30 | There Are So Many Things Left To Say | 50′ | 1997
18:30 | A Plate of Sardines | 18′ | 1997
19:00 | A Flood in Baath Country | 48′ | 2003
Date: January 22, 2022
Address: SOAS, 10 Thornhaugh St, London WC1H 0XG
Time: 14:00 – 20:00
Tickets: Free, Ticketed
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible