2nd June 2022 at 7.30 at Meno Avilys/Lithuania (online)
Pioneers, Divas, Visionaries – The Women of Arab cinema
Since the first film with an entirely Arab and African cast and crew, Zohra - written, edited and performed by Haydée Samama Chikly Tamzali -, was released exactly 100 years ago in Tunis, women have been playing a crucial role in Arab filmmaking. They have been among the very first producers, introduced the star system, went with their cameras to the frontlines of the too many wars, founded cinemas, design sound, give voice to various parts to their societies, recount history and envision future. This talk gives an overview on Arab film history following its female workers.