Kurrasat al Cimatheque #3
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Mar 18–22, 2015
Organized by: Cimatheque
Venue: Zawya
Address: Cinema Odeon: 4 Abdel Hamid Said St off of Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo
Website: www.facebook.com/events/681152121993160/

This film programme is an attempt to understand the contested relationship between us and the city, being more than mere geographic areas in which we reside in the here and now. Cities are problematic, in their past or present, in their sense of transformation or stillness. Regardless of criteria, there remains a complicated relationship between the individual/filmmaker and the city/locale in which he resides. For the city is the anchor that fortifies our identities, raising questions beyond the cliché of belonging. This relationship is an ongoing process of questioning the meaning of “Belonging” itself, turning the tangible geographic mass into a psychological, emotional, and mental one, harboring conflicting feelings.

Film screening programme selected by Rima Mismar

Sacro GRA
MARCH 18th - 9:30PM
Gianfranco Rosi
Documentary - Italy/ France - 2013
Colour - Italian with Arabic & English subtitles - 83 min

MARCH 19th - 9:30PM 
Khaled Jarrar
Documentary - Palestine/ UAE/ Lebanon - 2012
Colour - Arabic with English subtitles - 70 min

Coming Forth by Day
MARCH 20th - 9:30PM
Hala Lotfy
Fiction - Egypt/ UAE - 2012
Colour - Arabic with English subtitles - 96 min

MARCH 21st - 9:30PM
Abbas Kiarostami 
Fiction - Iran - 2002 
Colour - Persian with Arabic & English subtitles - 90 min 

Terra Incognita
MARCH 22nd - 9:30PM
Ghassan Salhab
Fiction - Lebanon/ France - 2002
Colour - Arabic with English subtitles - 114 min
All screenings are being held in Cinema Zawya

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Kurrasat Al Cimatheque is a film criticism and programming workshop organized by Cimatheque taking place June 2014 to August 2015, involving a group of young writers. The programme is mentored by six film critics and programmers from the Arab world. The workshop will result in a publication - Kurrasat Al Cimatheque - showcasing the participants’ critical writing on film, developed during the workshop.

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