Film Festival | New Middle East Cinema, Day 1
NEW MIDDLE EAST CINEMA
The Cinema Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the Middle East Center, and the Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, present the 2012 edition of New Middle East Cinema. This four-day festival has been curated by Blake Atwood (Penn, NELC), Mehmet Darakcıoglu (Penn, MEC), Iris Drechsler (PJFF), Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, CINE) and Nili Gold (Penn, NELC), and aims to further the understanding of current Middle Eastern societies and cultures through cinema. Recently released feature films, which represent a number of countries in the region, have been selected as the best to be presented and discussed on the Philadelphia screen.
Our festival is free-admission and open to all!
Iran, 2011 | Presenter: Blake Atwood | Penn, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Israel, 2011 | Presenters: Director Joseph Cedar in person, and
Nili Gold and David Stern | Penn, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Iraq, 2011 | Presenter: Eve Troutt Powell | Penn, History
Lebanon, 2011 | Presenter: Meta Mazaj | Penn, Cinema Studies
Turkey, 2012 | Presenter: Mehmet Darakcıoglu | Penn, Middle East Center
Egypt, 2010 | Presenter: Blake Atwood | Penn, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations