AFAC Film Screenings

AFAC: 10 Years Later

Film Screenings from the Annals of the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC celebrates its 10th anniversary with a two-week-long program in Beit Beirut and Metropolis Empire Sofil from 7 to 25 November 2017.
The program in Beit Beirut comprises an exhibition of documentary photography, sound and video installations, dance and music performance, and talks.

The film screenings will take place in Metropolis Empire Sofil November 7-12 showcasing 7 films, most of them screening for the first time in Beirut.


Tuesday 7 November 2017 at 8pm
Children of Beirut – directed by Sarah Srage (59 min)

Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 8pm
Checks & Balances (Contre-Pouvoirs) – directed by Malek Bensmail (97 min)

Thursday 9 November 2017 at 8pm
Dream Fragments – directed by Bahia BenCheikh-El-Fegoun (75 min)

Friday 10 November 2017 at 8pm
Samt – directed by Chadi Aoun (15 min – short animation)
Ismyrna – directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (50 min)

Saturday 11 November 2017 at 8pm
Those From the Shore – directed by Tamara Stepanyan (84 min)

Sunday 12 November 2017 at 8pm
Ouroboros – directed by Basma Alsharif (74 min)

Ticket price: 8,000 LBP
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  • Chilren of Beirut

    Children of Beirut - ولاد بيروت

    Directed by Sarah Srage Tuesday 7 November 2017 at 8pm


    كيف يُمكن ان أًحدد اليوم علاقتي مع الاماكن والأشياء في مدينة تفرض عليّ حالة وجد

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  • Contre-pouvoirs

    Checks and Balances

    Directed by Malek Bensmaïl Wednesday 8 November 2017


    Accommodated since Algeria’s Bloody Decade of the 1990s in the “House of the Press”, the journalists of the famous daily newspaper El Watan await the completio

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  • Dream Fragments

    Dream Fragments - شظايا الأحلام

    Directed by Bahïa Bencheikh-El-Fegoun Thursday 9 November 2017 at 8pm


    “I left my country after its leaders humiliated me and closed all doors on dreams and hope” – Tarek.

    “The situation of my country saddens me…

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  • Samt

    Samt - صمت

    Directed by Chadi Aoun Friday 10 November at 8pm


    هنا مدينة غبرا .

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  • Ismyrna


    Directed by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige Friday 10 November 2017 at 8:15pm


    The artists Etel Adnan and Joana Hadjithomas met at the end of the 1990s.

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  • Those from the shore

    Those from the Shore

    Directed by Tamara Stepanyan Saturday 11 November 2017 at 8pm


    Marseille, 2014. Dozens of Armenian asylum seekers trying to survive while waiting for their application to be considered.

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  • Ouroboros


    Directed by Basma Al Sharif Sunday 12 November 2017 at 8pm


    Ouroboros is acclaimed visual artist Basma Alsharif’s first feature film.

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