The Cinema Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the Middle East Center, and the Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, present the 2012 edition of New Middle East Cinema.
This four-day festival has been curated by Blake Atwood (Penn, NELC), Mehmet Darakcıoglu (Penn, MEC), Iris Drechsler (PJFF), Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, CINE) and Nili Gold (Penn, NELC), and aims to further the understanding of current Middle Eastern societies and cultures through cinema.
Recently released feature films, which represent a number of countries in the region, have been selected as the best to be presented and discussed on the Philadelphia screen.
This festival is free-admission and open to all!
Here is a link to the festival schedule: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/2012/October/FilmFestivalNewMiddleEastCinemaDay1
* Source- Penn Arts & Sciences Cinema Studies