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May 10, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. House of the Youth in Freiburg, in the program of Cine Arab
Chronicle of a disappearance or film as a departure? Palestinian filmmaking
Using numerous film examples, the lecture by Irit Neidhart gives an insight into the history of Palestinian filmmaking and asks what function and what effect films by Palestinian directors have today for Palestinian society and which for the international audience. continue (in German)

30.4.2023 at 5pm at Sinema Transtopia in Berlin as part of the Spotlight of ALFILM Panel Discussion: The Arab City Re-envisioned: Exilic perspectives
The panel will address the modes and possibilities of narrating Arab cities from diasporic perspectives in cinema. What challenges, and legal and political hindrances do Arab filmmakers face when they embark on filming their cities? continue
Panelists: Mohamad El-Hadidi, Émilie Serri and Guevara Namer, Moderation: Irit Neidhardt

(photo: ZMO)

Film Talk
April 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
As part of the spotlight of ALFILM Arab Film Festival Berlin, the film ASHKAL (TN 2022, D: Youssef Chebbi)
Guest speaker: Nora Lafi, Zentrum Moderner Orient ZMO; Moderator: Irit Neidhardt.
Notes on the film talk

(photo: IFFF)

April 22, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. at the Sweet Sixteen in Dortmund (Germany)
as part of the Women's Film Festival: Pioneers, Divas, Visionaries – The Women of Arab Cinema
Tunis, 21 December 1922. One hundred years ago, the first film with an entirely Arab and African cast and crew premiered on the North African coast. The script for the 35-minute silent movie Zohra was written by the just 16-year-old Haydée Samama Chikly, who also played the lead role and edited the film. continue

(photo: Moabiter Filmkultur)

March 29, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Heilandskirche, Tussnelda-Allee 1, Berlin
In the series WALKING by mobile cinema Kino in Moabit, the film WHERE IS MY FRIEND'S HOME/Khane-ye dust kodjast? (IR 1987, D: Abbas Kiarostami, 87 min)
Guest speaker: Ayat Najafi, filmmaker; Moderator: Irit Neidhardt.

In March 2023 Irit Neidhardt was mentor for short film projects of the documentary workshop of Rithy Phan at the Qumra Workshop of the Dhoha Film Institute.