Events from 16 September, 2014

  • Date
    Time
    Event
  • 17th September, 2014
    4.00pm - 7.00pm (depending on film length)

    Queer Arab Film Festival: 'The Bubble' (2006)

    The Bubble Eytan Fox (2006) 117 min.
    Film introduced by and Q/A with Professor Peter Morgan, European Studies Program.

  • 17th September, 2014
    6.30pm

    The Year of Digging Dangerously by Dr Hanan Charaf Mullins University of Paris I

     

    The discovery of an Early Byzantine chamber tomb at Tell Arqa, Lebanon.

    In October 2010, a Byzantine tomb was discovered during agricultural activities in the rocky hills surrounding the ancient site of Tell Arqa (ancient Irqata mentioned in the Egyptian Amarna Texts).

    Salvage excavations conducted by the author under police protection in dangerous conditions, in an area known for its tomb looters, led tothe discovery of at least one chamber tomb of the arcosolium type. The tomb was entirely covered with white plaster and sealed by a door. It contained three rock-carved sarcophagi and a cist tomb, all of which yielded a rich array of gold and silver jewellery, coins, and pottery. More than 50 lamps were found, most of them deposited on the floor of the tomb. Amongst them, a lamp depicting a menorah that could indicate that at least one of the dead was Jewish. This is not exceptional as we know from texts that the Tell Arqa housed a synagogue. The perfect state of preservation of this tomb is unique to northern Lebanon where the majority of ancient tombs are found looted. Thus, the Tell Arqa tomb offers a unique occasion to study the funerary practices of the family or the community which used it.

     

     

  • 24th September, 2014
    4.00pm - 7.00pm (depending on film length)

    Queer Arab Film Festival: 'Bedwin Hacker (2003)

    Bedwin Hacker Nadia El Fani (2003) 98 min.
    Film introduced by and Q/A with Dr Michelle Royer, Department of French Studies.

  • 8th October, 2014
    4.00pm - 7.00pm (depending on film length)

    Queer Arab Film Festival: 'Akher Kedba' (The Last Lie) (1950)

    Akher Kedba (The Last Lie) Ahmad Badrakhan (1950) 116 min.
    Film introduced by and Q/A with Professor Sahar Amer, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

  • 15th October, 2014
    4.00pm - 7.00pm (depending on film length)

    Queer Arab Film Festival: 'I LUV U But...' (2013) and 'Lesbanese' (2014)

    I LUV U But… Fadia Abboud (2013) and Lesbanese Alissar Gazal (2014)
    Films introduced by and Q/A with Professor Sahar Amer, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and Professor Martine Antle, Department of French Studies.

  • 22nd October, 2014
    4.00pm - 7.00pm (depending on film length)

    Queer Arab Film Festival: 'I Can’t Think Straight' (2008)

    I Can’t Think Straight Shamim Sarif (2008) 82 min.
    Film introduced by and Q/A with Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies.