June 2013, arsenal cinema

Arab Shorts

2026, 2010

The Arab Shorts festival was organized by the Cairo Goethe-Institut and curated by Marcel Schwierin. It took place from 2009 to 2011. Curators from Arab countries were invited to present shorts in Cairo. The revolution also represented a break for the festival. Pictures soon became fraught with meaning. The role of film in times of political upheaval became a matter of debate, as did the expectation of filmmakers to bear witness. The contributions from the years before and after document, criticize and envisage without telling what happened or representing the events. Arsenal has taken 61 works into its distribution to make them more accessible to a wider public. (Monitor in the foyer)