Filmmaking in complex social and political environments

Spotlight on the Middle East

The Middle East has an innovative and dynamic film industry. Furthering the conversation from the 2021 APSA Screen Forum, and around the world, hear from those working in the region about the opportunities for filmmaking in the region, the challenges of storytelling in complex social and political environments, and learn how the Australian screen sector can support filmmakers at risk. 

Featuring Maryam Ebrahimi (Islamic Republic of Iran), May Odeh (Palestine), and Darin J. Sallam (Jordan), and moderated by Peter Greste (Australia).

Maryam Ebrahimi and May Odeh will be joining this session virtually.

Wednesday, 9 November 2022
Time 4:00pm-5:00pm (AEST)
Where HOTA, Home of the Arts – and Online
Tickets Attendance included in Forum pass – industry rates available

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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