Purdah: Lifting the Veil on Middle East Cinema

Unveil the cloaked culture of the Middle East through rare films from around the region.

This screening program, which began its life in a suburban Melbourne backyard, invites you into a world of cinema that enchants and provokes - a cinematic investigation of a place everyone has heard of, but relatively few have really seen.

Curated by Mahmood Fazal

Full $15 Concession/ACMI Members $12

I Am the One Who Puts Flowers on Her Grave

Exiled for twenty-five years, Hala Alabdalla reflects on loss and human resilience as she explores her homeland of Syria.


Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Climates observes the final act of a doomed relationship and the dissolution of his lonely characters.

18 Days

Ten filmmakers share ten stories experienced, heard or imagined in the 18 days of the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

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