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Birds Eye View Film Festival

This year, the ladies from Birds Eye View come to BFI Southbank to celebrate female Arab filmmakers in an industry where women make up a tiny 15% of all directors and screenwriters. 

The festival comprises around 70 events, including a showcase of 10 international feature film previews, 6 documentaries, 30 short films, 7 silent films and a wider retrospective of 14 titles celebrating women in a particular genre. 

Our picks include: 

Gaza Calling (UK Premiere) 

An extraordinary glimpse into the daily reality for families torn apart, and the struggle to stay connected.

In the Shadow of a Man (UK Premiere) 

In the wake of revolution, four women talk about what it means to be a woman in Egypt.

Sleepless Nights (UK Premiere) 

A haunting, intimate and instantly arresting account of redemption and forgiveness in Lebanon.

For more information on the festival, or to book tickets, click here.