The annual Arab Film Festival, featuring 15 films from 10 Arab nations including Lebanon, Morocco, Algeria, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan, and more, has already kicked off in Seoul at the Ewha Womans University on May 26.
Along with Seoul, the said festival which is an initiative of the Korean-Arab Society, is also taking place in Busan.
The film screenings in Seoul are being held at the Arthouse MOMO of the Ewha Campus Complex, while the BCC or Busan Cultural Center is the venue for those planning to visit the event in the southern region.
There are three sections under the festival: the “Arabian Wave” which introduces new Arabian films, the “Arab Film Master” which highlights the top filmmakers of the Arab region, and “Focus 2016”, which organizers say is an open talk to bring to attention the lives of contemporary Arab women who chase after freedom and the fulfillment of their dreams.
Anyone interested in watching the films has until June 1 to get a chance to watch this year’s movies for free.