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Birds Eye View festival celebrates Arab women filmmakers

Posted at 10:00 am, April 3, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment

The annual Birds Eye View Film Festival, which screens the work of female writers and directors from around the world, is taking a different tack this year, with a week focused specifically on Arab filmmakers from April 3-10. Opening film ‘When I Saw You’ is a coming-of-age tale, as an 11-year-old Palestinian boy falls in with a gang of freedom fighters on his way through Jordan. Closing film ‘Habibi’, meanwhile, has already proved its worth at a number of international film festivals: the first feature to be shot on the Gaza strip in over 15 years, it’s an epic love story set against the backdrop of ongoing conflict. In between, the festival is showing a wealth of new features and documentaries, many with director introductions.

See birds-eye-view.co.uk for more info, and keep checking timeout.com/film for more festival, film clubs and special screenings.

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