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The London MENA Film Festival (LMFF) aims to be the go to place for Middle Eastern and North African cinema in London. We have three main objectives – by promoting MENA film in London we aim to reach audiences who might not otherwise get the opportunity to see this cinema, thus encouraging cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.
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Films start at 7pm promptly, doors open at 6.30pm. No late entry allowed.
UAE / Egypt, 2012 Length: 15 minutes Director: Moustafa Zakaroa
We follow various people who are going through changes in an ever-changing society, in this cinematic adventure which is anchored around the five pillars of Islam.
Egypt, 2012 Length: 8 minutes Director: Ahmed Magdy
Taking place on a Friday, with protests at a high in Tahrir Square in Cairo, an artist is isolated in her studio and we discover what is more important to her – her own needs or the ideology of the protesters.
Visualising The Past: Rebranding The Present II
UK, 2010 Length: 10 minutes Director: Jessica Jacobs
A short documentary exploring the interest and, in some cases, love that various visitors feel towards the historic city of Damascus in Syria.
UAE, 2011 Length: 9 minutes Director: Fatima Abdallah
A mysterious man asks a sculptor for a strange request – to create an exact replica model of himself in clay. A conceptual film, which questions the meaning of existence and the journey of a soul.
Iraq, 2011 Length: 5 minutes Director: Abbas Al Badri
The animated story of a snail who finds himself in a tricky situation, and the adventures which can come with change and transition.
Egypt, 2010 Length: 20 minutes Director: Omar El Zohairy
An elderly couple go about their daily routine, where they can hear the clamour of Cairo’s hustle and bustle outside the closed window.
UAE / Syria, 2012 Length: 8 minutes Director: Hani Kichi
Set in the depths of the ocean, Erato the mermaid falls victim to her own curiosity and breaks the ultimate laws of the sea. Can a young Bedouin who dreams of uniting his people under one goal save her from her destiny?
UAE / Egypt, 2011 Length: 11 minutes Director: Mohamed Adeeb
An older woman is followed through the dark streets of Cairo by a mysterious young man. Why does he follow her? Who is he and what does he want?
The Hardest Question
Jordan, 2012 Length: 15 minutes Director: Ahmed Samara
What would you do if it was your last day on earth? This short film documents the entertaining and moving answers of some of Amman’s residents.
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