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#3: The Cultural Spring: Film & The Middle East

In this episode of Debrief, Jamiesha Majevadia is joined by Yasmin El Derby, Director of the London MENA Film Festival.

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Yasmin & Jamiesha discuss the Arab Spring, the impact the rise of Islamism may have on Middle Eastern film, and spend a few minutes covering the film festival itself. If you haven’t already checked out the festival’s programme, you can do so here.

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Yasmin El Derby is founding director at the London MENA Film Festival (LMFF) with responsibly for programming and artistic development.  As well as working at LMFF Yasmin has produced a short film promoting positive dialogue between East & West. She has been heavily involved in the production of a television series and is currently producing a documentary film. Yasmin has also worked with ‘Media for Development’ projects in Eastern Africa.

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Photo credit: The London MENA Film Festival

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