Festival Cinéma Arabe 2014 opens on 6 May in Rialto in Amsterdam with Algerian mosaic film The Rooftops by Merzak Allouache, followed on 8 May by LantarenVenster in Rotterdam. The festival presents two home-grown world premieres:  Plastic Harem (2014), by the makers of Meet the Fokkens (2011), and Cold Breezes (2014) by Cengiz Özkök. Have a look here at edition 2014: all films from A to Z.

4 May: Preview

Cinéma Arabe joins the Memorial Day events on May 4 and presents a programme about art, activism and resistance in Morocco. How can artists reflect on crisis and turmoil in a repressive regime? These are some of the issues raised during the panel after the screening of The Turtles’ Song: A Moroccan Revolution. Preview of the festival in collaboration with Framer Framed around the exhibition ‘Welcome to the End of History’ about contemporary art from the Middle East. (May 4 – June 15 2014). Venue is the Tolhuistuin Amsterdam, start is at 15.00.

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