Casa Árabe opens its new online cinema channel in Filmin

  • The channel starts with a hundred titles of filmographies from North Africa and the Middle East, organized by region).
  • On the occasion of this launch, Casa Árabe offers a selection of ten online films with which it increases the proposal of titles of its cycle “Tenth anniversary of the Arab revolts in the cinema”, which will now be offered in a hybrid format, in person and online.

Casa Árabe now has its own channel on the online cinema platform Filmin (https://www.filmin.es/canal/casa-arabe). In this way, the two entities join forces so that the screen, from home or from the movie theater, is a window from which to enjoy the most current of Arab cinematography.

The new Casa Árabe channel on Filmin thus makes it possible to make available to the platform’s subscribers a significant sample of the most recent Arab cinema, organized for the moment by geographical affinities. This selection will be progressively expanded with thematic units, auteur cinema, monographs or retrospectives thanks to the titles proposed in our annual program.

Casa Árabe and Filmin began their collaboration in May 2020 when, due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19, the institution had to interrupt its weekly cinema programming at its headquarters and decided to take the leap online, supported by Filmin. This cooperation between the two has been expanded and strengthened to give rise, after nine months of intense work, to a channel of its own within the platform in which to view the best titles of Arab filmographies.

In addition to the creation of the channel and as a result of this agreement, Casa Árabe and Filmin will develop joint film series in hybrid format (face-to-face and online). This is the case of the cycle dedicated to the “Tenth anniversary of the Arab revolts in cinema”, which can be seen until May 21 at the headquarters of the institution in Madrid. Users of the Filmin platform will also be able to complete the programming in the theater with an online proposal that includes five documentaries –I am the people, by Anna Roussillon (Francia, 2014, 110 min.); Half Revolution, de Omar Sharqawi y Karim El Hakum (Egipto, 2012, 71 min.) Silver water, Syrian self-portrait, by Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan (Syria and France, 2014, 92 min.); Born in Syria, by Hernán Zin (Spain, 2016.85 min.) e ISIS: The Birth of a Monster, by Paul Moreira (France, 2017, 52 min.) – and five other fiction films – Clash [Eshtebak], by Mohamed Diab (Egypt, France, 2016, 97 min.); Capernaum, by Nadine Labaki (Lebanon, 2018, 126 min.); Alma mater, the Philippe Van Leeuw (Bélgica, 2017,87 min.); My favorite fabric, by Gaya Jiji (France, Germany, Turkey, 2018, 95 min.); Y Hedi, a wind of freedom, by Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia, Belgium, France, 2016, 93 min.) -.

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