MOVIE AND DISCUSSION
14 MAY 2016 - 19h30
TUINZAAL, CULTURAL HOUSE DE WARANDE
FREE ENTRANCE
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AS IF WE WERE CATCHING A COBRA

Hala Alabdalla is a Syrian/French film producer. She made various movies including ‘As If We Were Catching A Cobra’. This movie will be shown, followed by a discussion about the theme in presence of Hala Alabdalla.
AS IF WE WERE CATCHING A COBRA (2012)
Inspired by events surrounding the Danish Mohammed cartoons, Syrian filmmaker Hala Alabdalla interviews
political cartoonists in Egypt and Syria about the tension caused by their work. What starts as a documentary about cartoons in the Middle East takes another turn when the Arab Spring arrives in both countries. From her studio in Paris, Alabdalla makes additional comments on the events in voice-over. The cartoonists talk at length about the tradition of political illustrations, their battle with censorship and their struggles to keep irony and rebellion alive under authoritarian regimes. After the protests, the director gets in touch with them again, asking them in what way the revolution has influenced their lives and work. They reflect on their fears, the dangers of the uprising and the euphoria that came with the sudden freedom of expression.
 
 DISCUSSION IN ENGLISH, ARAB AND FRENCH.
 
MOVIESpoken: Arabic, FrenchSubtitles: English122 minutes
 
MOVIE AND DISCUSSION
14 MAY 2016 - 19h30
TUINZAAL, CULTURAL HOUSE DE WARANDE
FREE ENTRANCE