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NAAS | Network of Arab Alternative Screens
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.
Through the yearly organization of regional encounters, film touring programs and workshops, NAAS provides support to its growing constellation of non-governmental cinema spaces.
The NAAS network currently counts 20 members and affiliates:
12 cinemas, cine-clubs and cultural centers
4 film distributors
4 affiliates: screening halls, initiatives in the public space and a film critic website
The venues represent:
More than 181,000 viewers / year.
The network’s members are based in 9 Arab countries: Algeria - Egypt - Iraq - Lebanon - Morocco - Palestine - Sudan - Tunisia - United Arab Emirates