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November 20th, 2023 Talks

Opening Breakfast: Women Creators in the Arab World

In 2023, RIDM presents Focus Bidayyat, which showcases works from the Middle East. In keeping with this programming theme, and to mark the opening of the 19th edition of Forum RIDM, we have invited filmmakers from the region to discuss production challenges specific to this part of the world, as viewed through the singular and inspiring prism of female creators.

In English | English-French simultaneous interpretation: access here.

Presented by Téléfilm Canada.

Moderator
Farah Atoui
Postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University’s department of Communication Studies

Panelists
Emilie Serri
Filmmaker
Fatma Riahi
Producer and commissioning editor | Aljazeera Documentary Channel
Rania Stephan
Filmmaker

Presented by Téléfilm Canada

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