First Look: Middle Eastern Cinema

Ref: C2422541

Films from the Middle East have burst onto European screens in recent years. Often reflecting the historic, political and social upheavals of the region, challenging perceptions and telling the personal stories behind the headlines, they give us a chance to experience new cinematic voices and perspectives and engage with the art and culture of a region that we often only hear bad news about.

Course aim

An introduction to films made in the Middle East, and to Middle Eastern directors. The focus will be on recent films, but with taking account of the cinema histories of the region.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • demonstrate an insight into films from the Middle Eastern region
  • relate the films to their historic, political and cultural context
  • confidently discuss films in a small group
  • practise film analysis

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?


Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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First Look: Middle Eastern Cinema


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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