NAAS is a network that champions innovation in cinema exhibition in the Arabic-speaking region. Through its work, NAAS aims to broaden the scope of films available to the Arab public and encourage dialogue around cinema and its history with the hopes of tapping into the potential presented by the collective experience of watching film in a public setting. We support initiatives that attempt through their programming, events, space, outreach, and operation to support a vibrant and sustainable cinema culture with the aim of developing audiences engaging with film.
Happening in the Network
NAAS member in Iraq Samawa Cinema is having a training program in collaboration with @iwf ngo (skilled Iraqi Women association) targeted for women who come from war affected regions in Iraq, the program includes workshops, and meetings around cinema
The Samawa Cinema Club opens in December a new screen space in Baghdad, as part of its work with the organization of Burj Babel.
Filmlab: Palestine (FLP) announces developments and updates for the upcoming fifth edition of Palestine Cinema Days. Previously titled Days of Cinema, the festival continues in 2018 under a new name.
Arabiyat at Cinémathèque de Tanger, Tangier
Cairo Cinema Days at Zawya Cinema, Cairo
Eviction of Al Balad Theater in Amman
From Egypt With Love: 4 recent Egyptian feature films at Metropolis Empire Sofil, Beyrouth
The Artistic Director of Filmlab:Palestine, Hanna Atallah, participated to a panel entitled "Building the Palestinian Film Industry and Community" hosted by the first edition of the Festival Ciné-Palestine I