Discover Arab Cinema

Inspiring contemporary and classic films from the Arab region.


Discover Arab Cinema is dedicated to Sheila Whitaker (1936 – 2013), former director of the London Film Festival and programmer of the National Film Theatre, who did much to promote cinema from the Arab region in the UK.

Discover Arab Cinema is programmed by Mona Deeley in association with the Zenith Foundation.

Official co-promoters


Selected films and music from the Arab region are available to purchase on DVD/CD from

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