Events from 14 October, 2015
9th September, 2015 to 29th October, 20156.00 - 8.30 pm
Thursdays from 6-9 pm, 10 September - 29 October 2015
All films with English Subtitles
14th October, 20151.00 - 2.00 pm (arrive at 12.30)
Professor Sahar Amer, the University of Sydney
H.E Naela Chohan, High Commissioner of Pakistan
The Hon Mehreen Faruqi MLC, Member of the NSW Parliament
The Hon Jodi McKay MP, Former Minister for Women
20th October, 20156.30 - 7.30 pm
Why do some Muslim women veil and others don’t? Why do some cover their face and even their eyes? Do women have any choice in adopting veiling? Does veiling pose a threat to national and international security?
22nd October, 20156.00 - 8.30 pm
Nadia Kamel, Egypt, 2008
Film introduction and Q&A with Lucia Sorbera (Department of Arabic Language and Culture) and Alissar Gazal (Organizing Committee AFFA and Filmmaker)
28th October, 20156.00pm - 7.30pm
Omar Offendum, Syrian-American rapper; hosted by Dr Omid Tofighian, Research Assistant in the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney.
Co-presented with the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures, School of Languages and Cultures, and the Religion State and Society Network in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
29th October, 20156.00 - 8.30 pm
Viola Shafik, Egypt/Germany, 2015
Film introduction and Q&A with Paul Esber (Department of Arabic Language and Cultures) and Dr Paula Abood (Organising Committee AFFA and Filmmaker)
30th October, 20157.30 -11.00 pm
Syrian-American rapper Omar Offendum & guests will perform an exclusive concert as part of his visit to Sydney.