‘Cruel Weather’ and the exhibition ‘Identities in Motion’ by Ayah Bdeir at Peacock Visual Arts, aim to encourage a broader and incisive involvement in, and discussion of artistic responses to crisis, the place of the moving image, and the state of the Middle East today.
The festival is composed largely of documentary, experimental and mixed genre works that have never before been screened in Scotland. Directors include Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, Youssef Chahine, Wael Noureddine, Jackie Salloum, Jayce Salloum, Elia Suleiman, Roy Samaha, Jalal Toufic, and Akram Zaatari.
Cruel Weather is curated by Jay Murphy, of the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Modern Thought, and is organised by Peacock Visual Arts in partnership with Filmhouse Cinema (Edinburgh), Glasgow Film Theatre and Dundee Contemporary Arts.
Full programme available at: http://www.peacockvisualarts.com/events/225/cruel-weather