As part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, FACT is showing a series of films curated by Predrag Pajdic exploring the culture, society and history of the Middle East.
The season of short films will be shows as part of SEEN, FACT's adventurous and experimental film programme, coinciding with Anna Lucas' exhibition in Gallery 1 & 2, Here and Your Here which contains a new commission documenting an exploration of the deserts of Jericho and Sinai.
The Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival is in its sixth year. It's the only festival of its kind in the UK and is a city-wide two week celebration with over twenty events taking place at different venues.
Running from 01 to 15 July 2007, the programme features a host of cultural activity from across the Arab world in the fields of visual arts, poetry, theatre, music, dance, film and food which take place in a variety of venues. The Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival provides a platform for international, national and local artists and communities and is expected to attract audiences, not just from Merseyside, but from across the UK and beyond.
At FACT, SEEN brings The Middle East in Focus with THIS DAY, three special screenings.
THIS DAY: Reality Check
The Box 04 July 6.30pm
Reality Check takes stock of everyday concerns and behaviours such as love, seduction, social manners and gossip. Artist Larissa Sansour will be at the screening to discuss her work.
THIS DAY: Replay
The Box 11 July 7.30pm
Replay examines the nature of memory and knowledge. The screening will be introduced by Karen Allen, FACT's Curator of Moving Image.
THIS DAY: Travellers Tales, programme one
The Box 18 July 6.30pm
A programme of short films, which explore travel, migration, borders and checkpoints. THIS DAY Curator Predrag Pajdic will introduce the screening.
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