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Monday 19 February 201819.00 to 21.00

Come join us at our first ever collaboration where we will be watching an Arabic movie. What movie will it be? Well, that’s down to you!

Open to members of both societies - make sure to get membership!

Here are the options that you can vote for:

Where Do We Go Now? (2012)
Dir: Nadine Labaki
Language: Arabic
Muslim and Christian women (Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Nadine Labaki) join forces to stem the tide of violence in their war-torn Middle Eastern village.

Wadjda (2012)
Saudi Arabia
Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Language: Arabic
A rebellious Saudi girl, Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) dreams of owning a green bicycle she walks past every day on her way to school but riding bikes is frowned upon for girls and her mother refuses to buy one for her. She enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own.

Blessed Benefit (2016)
Language: Arabic
After being wrongfully convicted of fraud, an honest man finds that life in prison comes with a measure of freedom that is unavailable outside.

Bar Bahar/In Between (2016)
Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud
Language: Arabic
Three Palestinian women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.

West Beyrouth (1999)
Dir: Ziad Doueiri
Language: Arabic
In 1975, the long slog of civil war has recently begun in Beirut. A high school student named Tarek (Rami Doueiri) is thrilled by all the chaos and upheaval because he no longer needs to go to school. Plus, he finds negotiations between West and East Beirut interesting.

Barakah Meets Barakah (2016)
Saudi Arabia
Dir: Mahmoud Sabbagh
Language: Arabic
A middle-class man and a woman from a wealthy family fall in love.

The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Dir: Marwan Hamed
Language: Arabic
In a run-down apartment building in downtown Cairo, engineer Zaki Pasha (Adel Imam) and his sister, Dawlat (Issad Younis), live off an inheritance from their father. The eclectic lives of the various residents intersect.