Film presentation Thursday, 15. November 2018 – Sunday, 18. November 2018 /

Well played – Arabische Filmtage: Hidden Life, Hidden Love

Self-determination and discrimination in the Arab World

Upon the Shadow . Creator: Ikbal Arafa Upon the Shadow . All rights reserved.
Date, Time
Thu, 15. Nov 2018, 7:30 pm  –
Sun, 18. Nov 2018, 11:30 pm Save in my calendar
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8 €, reduced 6 €
Heinrich Böll Foundation - Headquarter Berlin

The 5th Arab Film Days of the Heinrich Böll Foundation presents identities and stories about sexual representation, self-determination and discrimination in the Arab World. The acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersexual people has improved in the last years, but nonetheless it is also reflected as a taboo and a criminal act. If people do not fit in the norms of societies, they are often confronted with fines, prison, torture and even death penalty. The Film Days showcases a range of remarkable documentaries, short and feature films, which provide a window into the day-to-day realities of women and men who refuse to accept the norms in Arab societies and face life’s challenges with courage and strength. These men and women search and find room to manoeuvre and take action in a society that has severe problems with sexual orientation and gender identities besides the «regular» norms. Filmmakers from Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE show the diversity of strong and courageous women and men in the Arab World – in films that captivate, inspire and give cause for reflection. The Film Days offers public screenings, meetings with local as well as foreign filmmakers and a panel discussion.

Ort: Kino in der Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin

Tickets: 8 €, reduced 6 € / Ticket sales from 1 November online:
No additional registration required.

Birgit Arnhold, 

Curator: Rabih El-Khoury

Details about the program, films and director at

Here you will also find current information for short-term program changes.

All screenings take place in the Kino in der Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin

Public Transport: U-Bahn: U2 Eberswalder Straße; Tram: M1, M10, M12 Eberswalder Straße