Beyond Spring: ProgrammE 2016

Beyond Spring Autumn Film Series 2016
presented by Mayadin al-Tahrir e.V. and the Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin
In cooperation with EUME (Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe), a research programme at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin.
Film curation: Viola Shafik
Discussion organization: Georges Khalil


  • A Magical Substance Flows Into Me by Jumana Manna
    After the film there will be a discussion with Refqa Abu-Remaileh and Jumana Manna
    Thursday | 08.09.2016 | 8:00 pm

  • The Other Body. Lecture/performance by Nora Amin and Jacob Stage
    The lecture will be held in English.
    Thursday | 13.10.2016 | 8:00 pm
  • Constantino by Otavio Cury
    After the film there will be a discussion with Otavio Cury
    Thursday | 08.12.2016 | 8:00 pm


Viola Shafik, PhD, is a freelance filmmaker, film curator and film scholar. She authored among others Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity, AUC-Press, Cairo, 1998 and Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class and Nation, AUC-Press, 2007. She lectured at the American University in Cairo and the Zürich University and is in the selection committee of the Rawi Screenwriters Lab and the Berlinale World Cinema Fund. She directed several documentaries, most notably Ali im Paradies/My Name is not Ali (2011) and Arij - Scent of Revolution (2014).

She currently teaches at the Humboldt University, Berlin and the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.

In cooperation with Mayadin al Tahrir e.V. and EUME (Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe)