Recent years have seen a proliferation of Middle Eastern films which can be characterized as "transnational" in their themes of migration and displacement, in their funding and casting, or in the nature of their distribution and dissemination. This panel brings together leading curators, producers, filmmakers, and scholars from the Middle East and the US to explore the present state of Arab/Middle Eastern Cinema, the emergence of transnational trends, and prospects for the future.
Image: Lanterna Mágica by Pedro Simões / CC-BY-2.0
Simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided.
Rasha SaltiWriter and Independent Film Curator, Toronto International Film Festival
Talal Al-MuhannaFilmmaker, Producer, and Curator
Viola ShafikScholar and Filmmaker
Richard PeñaDirector Emeritus for the New York Film Festival and Professor of Film Studies, Columbia University
Ella ShohatProfessor of Art and Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies, NYU; Affiliated Faculty, NYUAD
Robert StamUniversity Professor, Cinema Studies, NYU; Affiliated Faculty, NYUAD
Ella Shohat, Professor of Art and Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies, NYU; Affiliated Faculty, NYUAD
Robert Stam, University Professor, Cinema Studies, NYU; Affiliated Faculty, NYUAD
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