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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.


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.


Photo credit: The London MENA Film Festival

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