young voices from the Middle East


On Friday 23 November, the LSE MEC will host Future Shorts| Festival for a special screening of electric and eclectic short films featuring everyday life in the Middle East. A school lesson in Iran gone horribly wrong, a relationship on the ice in Cairo, a worker in Israel unable to express his love to his wife – these stories,  some music videos and more, followed by a discussion with visual culture expert Dr Nadia Mounajjed| and filmmaker May Abdalla|, currently a finalist for a Rory Peck  Award for her film "Children of the Revolution", your thoughts and questions. Films include: Two and Two, Paint the Way, Do it Again, Cock Fight, Collision, Cairo Café Regular and Tolya.

After the collaboration with Edge of Arabia and the Crossway Foundation, this will be Future Short’s second engagement to bring films from the Middle East to London.

The Future Shorts Festival is the biggest pop up film festival of its kind, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world, anyone anywhere can set up a screening and join this massive screening network and powerful global community. The festival takes place in 285 cities and 90 countries with an audience of more than 40,000 people experiencing a showcase of the best short films, often alongside live music, DJs and art.


Where: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, WC2A 2AE

When: Friday 23 November 2012

Time: 19.00 - 21.00

Tickets: This screening is free and open to all with no tickets required. Seats will be limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis.


LSE hosts Future Shorts Festival
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