Arab Shorts is a curated film program designed especially for Sydney secondary schools. The program is delivered as an incursion and is fully subsidized as part of Arab Film Festival Australia (AFFA). The Arab Shorts program features the stories of young people and highlights their ability to overcome challenges.
Themes include family, intergenerational and intercultural relationships and challenges, social responsibility, racism, customs and traditions, conflict and survival as well as stories of migration and survival. The films offer students opportunities to explore and reflect upon their values and the values of those in the world around them, as well as evaluate representations of individuals and groups in different social and cultural contexts.
Arab Shorts runs for ninety minutes and includes sixty minutes of films and thirty of facilitated discussion led by an Information & Cultural Exchange representative. The program can be held in any classroom with AV facilities – the minimum requirements are a projector with screen and speakers. The program can be adapted to the specific needs of the school.
A limited number of screenings will be held between 24th October and 9th December 2016.
AFFA screens nationally, bringing to Australia the latest and best of contemporary Arab cinema, presenting films that challenge misconceptions, amplify diverse voices and address the stereotypes so often seen on mainstream screens. AFFA is proudly funded through the Council for Australian Arab Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Screen NSW and produced by Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E).
Bookings and enquires can be made via Julia Mendel.
Phone: 02 98975744