Avant Arabia
March 2018

Dreams and dystopias, archeological records and the call of outer space. Science fiction, so often a precision vehicle for sociological exploration and self-analysis, here opens a complex conversation on life in the Middle East today, as told by its diverse residents. The news may offer bare facts, but sometimes it is more our imaginative or speculative forms of storytelling that can most directly capture and convey an experience. Turn a camera on oneself: film is identity. Turn a camera on the world: film is a direct window. Even when film provides a more meditated perspective -- through narrative, through artifice, through experiment -- it may not give up this immediacy and relevance. Instead, it opens up new ways of illuminating oneself and one's universe.

Smog

by Jad Sleiman
FILM

Beginnings

by Hadil Hassan
FILM

The Waiting Room

by Hend Fakhroo
FILM

L'Mrayet (Les Lunettes)

by Nadia Raïs
FILM

Collision

by Nina Abouzeid
FILM

The Salt Man

by Seyed Sajad Moosavi
FILM

Bioprinting & Artificial Food Waste

by Al Hussein Wanas
FILM

Skipped

by Faisal Hashmi
FILM

M1-Kø

by Fadu Shake
FILM

Newton's Third Law

by Nour AlSoliman
FILM

The Pen of Mirrors

by Bader Al-Homoud
FILM

ECREVAX

by Oliver Bou Eid
FILM

Tesseract

by Fadi El Samra
FILM

Flesym

by Behrooz Roostaei
FILM

Shreds

by Luana Bassil
FILM

The Puddle

by Serdar Yilmaz
FILM

The Last Interview

by Mohamed Al Hamadi
FILM

pepsi, cola, water?

by Tom Bogaert
FILM

Submarine

by Mounia Akl
FILM

Remnants of the Hive

by Madison Moore
FILM

Hind's Dream

by Suzannah Mirghani
FILM

The Digger

by Ali Cherri
FILM

The Water In Ourselves

by Omar Shoukri
FILM

In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain

by Larissa Sansour Søren Lind
FILM
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