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Conversations with directors and panel conversations

Arab film days is more than just film. In addition to a program consisting of Arab films of outstanding quality, we also have Q&A’s with directors and panel discussions you should check out. 

Av 21. mar 2017

Panel discussions

We will arrange the following panel conversations at this year's festival: 

"Should I stay or should I go?" 

After the screening of The Father, the Son, and the Holy Jihad, Saturday 1st of April in Vika 2 at 15.30.

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Thomas Hegghammer will discuss the motivations behind foreign fighters travelling to Syria to participate in jihad, and what European countries can and should do. 

About The Father, the Son, and the Holy Jihad

A son leaves France to go to Syria to participate in Holy War. At first he fights the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but soon ISIS becomes the enemy. A couple of months later, the father, Bassam, leaves for Syria as well, to continue the fight. The Father, the Son and the Holy Jihad portrays how the Ayachis slowly turn away from their liberal values after the father becomes an Imam, and starts practicing a stricter form of Islam. Malterre shows that there is more to the conflict than good versus evil, rather presenting the many grey areas that are so important to know, if you are to understand the conflict in Syria better.

"Can dictators take a joke?" 

After the screening of Tickling Giants, Sunday 2nd of April in Vika 2 at 17.15.

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People making fun of governments in the Arab world are being arrested and forced to flee from their home countries. How dangerous is satire in the Arab world? 

About Tickling Giants

Bassem Youssef felt someone had to make fun of Egyptian politicians and media in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Therefore, he left his job as a surgeon and found the inspiration he needed from the American TV-show “The Daily Show.” Youssef started his own YouTube-channel that quickly became extremely popular. And it didn’t take long before the YouTube hit was picked up by television and transformed into “The Show”. Tickling Giants tells the story of how powerful humor can be, but it also shows how freedom of speech in Egypt isn’t as free as some say.

"Should we arrange the World Cup in football in Qatar?" 

After the screening of The Workers Cup, Sunday 2nd of April in Vika 2 at 15.00.

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Qatar is arranging the World Cup in 2022. How bad are the working conditions for immigrants building the stadiums, and is Qatar a modern "slave state" that should loose their right to host the championship? 

About The Workers Cup

This is a captivating documentary about migrant workers from several Asian and African countries building the stadiums for the World Cup in football, which will be held in Qatar in 2022. The construction companies decide to arrange a world cup for the workers, with each company having their own team. We are given insight into the lives of the workers who have left their families and now are trying to raise enough money for the people back home. 

 

Conversations with directors

CLASH 

Thursday 30th of March at 18.00, Vika 1 

Conversation with the director Mohamed Diab after the movie. Tickets can be found here

HEDI 

Friday 31st of March at 18.30, Vika 1 and Saturday 1st of April at 18.00, Vika 3

Conversation with the director Mohamed Ben Attia after the movie. Tickets to the screening on Friday can be found here and tickets to the Saturday can be found here

NOWHERE TO HIDE 

Friday 31st of March at 16.30, Vika 3 

Conversation with the director Zaradasht Ahmed after the movie. Tickets can be found here

678 CAIRO 

Saturday 1st of April at 20.15, Vika 3

Conversation with the director Mohamed Diab after the movie. Tickets can be found here.