Avant Arabia
March 2018

Dreams and dystopias, archeological records and the call of outer space. Science fiction, so often a precision vehicle for sociological exploration and self-analysis, here opens a complex conversation on life in the Middle East today, as told by its diverse residents. The news may offer bare facts, but sometimes it is more our imaginative or speculative forms of storytelling that can most directly capture and convey an experience. Turn a camera on oneself: film is identity. Turn a camera on the world: film is a direct window. Even when film provides a more meditated perspective -- through narrative, through artifice, through experiment -- it may not give up this immediacy and relevance. Instead, it opens up new ways of illuminating oneself and one's universe.

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In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain
Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind
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The Water In Ourselves
Omar Shoukri
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The Digger
Ali Cherri
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Hind's Dream
Suzannah Mirghani
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Remnants of the Hive
Madison Moore
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Submarine
Mounia Akl
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pepsi, cola, water?
Tom Bogaert
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The Last Interview
Mohamed Al Hamadi
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The Puddle
Serdar Yilmaz
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Shreds
Luana Bassil
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Grandma's Beauty
Kaltham Abdul Rahim Al Ali, Dana Ibrahim Al Serkal
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Flesym
Behrooz Roostaei
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Tesseract
Fadi El Samra
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ECREVAX
Oliver Bou Eid
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The Pen of Mirrors
Bader Al-Homoud
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Newton's Third Law
Nour AlSoliman
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M1-Kø
Fadu Shake
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Skipped
Faisal Hashmi
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Bioprinting & Artificial Food Waste
Al Hussein Wanas
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The Salt Man
Seyed Sajad Moosavi
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Collision
Nina Abouzeid
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L'Mrayet (Les Lunettes)
Nadia Raïs
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The Waiting Room
Hend Fakhroo
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Beginnings
Hadil Hassan
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Smog
Jad Sleiman
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