01.09.16
20.00
ICA Studio 1



Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie & Sam Shalabi
Nadah El Shazly
02.09.16
20.00
ICA Studio 1



Mumdance, Logos & Shapednoise Present 'The Sprawl'
Karen Gwyer
03.09.16
20.00
ICA Studio 1



Gaika
Lafawndah
Muqata'a
04.09.16
20.00
ICA Studio 1



Zuli, Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniaway
Herein Lies
MSYLMA
02.09.16
12:00 — 13:30
ICA Studio 1

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HIP HOP IN PALESTINE AND THE ARAB WORLD
A panel discussion including key figures from the subgenre of Palestinian and Arab Hip Hop, which emerged in 1998 through Tamer Nafar's group DAM, and blends Arabic melodies, hip hop beats and political lyrics. Caroline Rooney chairs a discussion on the genre's relationship to political activism, poetry and spoken- word performance, and issues of translation and crossing borders through music.

In partnership with the University of Kent, School of English
02.09.16
19:30 — 22:00
ICA Studio 1

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RE-IMAGINING THE URBAN IN ARABIC FILM
This panel discussion looks at the cinematic representations of cities such as Beirut and Cairo after the revolution, popular representations of the city during the Arab Spring and in the West Bank, and science fictional/dystopian visions of the Middle Eastern urban landscape and society in experimental film practices. Speakers include Caroline Rooney, Arash Nassiri, Larissa Sansour and Anastasia Valassopoulo

In partnership with the University of Kent, School of English
04.09.16
14:30 — 18:45
ICA Studio 1

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ALTERNATIVE INFRASTRUCTURES:MUSIC AND ARTS IN CAIRO AND THE MIDDLE EAST
A discussion about the opportunities and barriers to creating an alternative music and arts infrastructure in the current political climate of Cairo and the Middle East. Which practical strategies and networks for collaboration being used by creatives to circumvent the institutional blockages taking place?
02.09.16
18.30 — Late
ICA Cinema 1

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SLINGSHOT HIP HOP
This film braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and separation walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them

Jackie Reem Salloum, 2008, 83 mins
03.09.16
14.30
ICA Cinema 1

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Artists’ Film Club: Arash Nassiri
This solo-screening of works by French-Iranian filmmaker Arash Nassiri, features two recent experimental films (Tehran-Geles and Darwin-Darwah), together with a new work in progress. This is the first screening of his work in the UK.
03.09.16
18.30 — Late
ICA Cinema 1

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OUT ON THE STREET
Out on the Street (Barra fel shari') is a documentary lm about a group of workers from one of Egypt’s working-class neighborhoods, Helwan, by Cairo-based artist and lmmaker Jasmina Metwaly and writer and lmmaker Phillip Rizk.

It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and was part of the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

20.09.16
20.00
Cairo, Egypt



Rezzett
Ismael
Beatrice Dillon
Ola Saad
22.09.16
20.00
Cairo, Egypt



Gaika
Lafawndah
Sami Baha
Dawsha + Abanob
23.09.16
20.00
Cairo, Egypt



Lee Gamble + Dave Gaskarth
Amnesia Scanner
Nur
C39S31
18.09.16
17:00
Darb 1718

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International Opportunities and Networks for Artists
A workshop with representatives from cultural institutions in Cairo, such as the British Council, the Goethe Institute and others, for artists and others working in the arts, on how to engage with these institutions and apply for different types of support. The speakers will also discuss examples of successful projects in the regio
19.09.16
17:00
Darb 1718

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Institutes for the Contemporary
This panel discussion looks at the connections between gallery and exhibition contexts in London and Cairo. ICA Curator Matt Williams will be in discussion with Cairo's Contemporary Image Collective to compare and contrast parallels between the histories of the CIC and the ICA, whilst also exploring some of the ways contemporary art practices are made visible in both cities, how established and emerging institutions can collaborate, as well as examples of self-organisation by artists that are brought into the gallery
21.09.16
17:00
Darb 1718

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Communal experiences in Arts and Music
This panel discussion features US-based Egyptian-Iranian singer Lafawndah, Syrian-Egyptian producer and composer Bosaina, Sarah El Miniawy from Arab focused PR, Communications and Management agency Simsara Music, and Cairo-based Curator and Director of Gypsum Gallery, Aleya Hamza. Focusing on their individual journeys, exploring their influences and experiences, the discussion will pay particular attention to the absence and presence of women in today's world of contemporary arts and music, and the influence of different cultural traditions in their work.

The discussion is chaired by filmmaker Sarah Turner
Masåfåt film program Cairo, selected by Jenifer Evans and Andeel

The program jumps from a rare movie by the recently departed filmmaker Mohamed Khan to an Egyptian parody of a spaghetti western, and from a very intelligent British black comedy about terrorism to a French mockery of the ignorant orientalist James Bond of the 1970s. These two unusual, expressive Egyptian movies and two very different European comedies, which deal with the complexity of culture, class and identity in the world in an exciting, well­informed and sometimes musical way, are combined with three shorts by Louis Henderson, whose work picks up those themes in its investigation of colonialism, neo­colonialism, technology and capitalism

18.09.16
19.00 — Late
Darb 1718

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Louis Henderson’s All That is Solid
A study of e­recycling and neo­colonial mining filmed in the Agbogbloshie electronic waste ground in Accra and illegal gold mines of Ghana, this video attempts to dispel the capitalist myth of the immateriality of new technology, revealing the mineral weight with which the Cloud is grounded to its earthly origins

2014, 15 mins
Mohamed Khan's Omar's Journey
Driving around in his fancy BMW, a rich man meets poor people. That’s the story behind this film by Mohamed Khan, about an Egypt that used to be at war but now had to be at peace, that used to be socialist but now — for some reason — had to be capitalist. The film emphasizes isolation and protection. There’s always a screen between you and what’s going on

1986, 115 mins
19.09.16
19.00 — Late
Darb 1718

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Hassan Hafez' Viva Zalata
This “koshary western,” starring and produced by prolific comedian Fouad al­Mohandis, is a sort of reversal of the trope of westerner helping save orientals from evil gangs and political struggles over land — think Lawrence of Ar abia or D ances with Wolves. A truly funny and quite confusing musical comedy, it’s set in “Texico,” amid a conflict between America and Mexico over sovereignty

1976, 120 mins
21.09.16
19.00 — Late
Darb 1718

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Louis Henderson’s Logical Revolts
This experimental semi­fictional documentary was shot in late 2011 and early 2012 in downtown Cairo, Port Said and Sinai, and as the protagonist travels he discovers more about Egyptian resistance to colonial rule and invasion — from the anti­British riots in the 1950s to the civilian militias that fought the French and British at Port Said

2012, 44 mins)
Michel Hazanavicius' OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies
This hilarious and angry spy spoof sees the moronic Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, disguised as the head of a wholesale chicken company, dispatched to an unconvincing version of Egypt amid the Suez Crisis to investigate the disappearance of fellow agent and old friend Jack Jefferson, as well as ideally make peace in the Middle East

2006, 99 mins
23.09.16
19.00 — Late
Darb 1718

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Louis Henderson’s Black Code/Code Noir
A critical reflection on the murders of Michael Brown and Kajieme Powell by police in the USA in 2014, this film argues that behind the present situation is a sedimented history of slavery preserved by the colonial Black Code laws that have transformed into the algorithms that configure police big data and the necropolitical control of African Americans today

2015, 20 mins
Chris Morris's Four Lions
Also hilarious but angry, this black comedy follows four disaffected young British men turned terrorist jihadis from Sheffield in the north of England, a country the film is very revealing about. None is particularly religious and all seem as stupid as the police and other authorities they come across, except for main charac ter Omar, though he gets his inspiration from T he Lion King rather the Koran

2010, 102 minutes
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MASÅFÅT IS A TWO-PART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL HELD IN LONDON AND CAIRO. IN BOTH LOCATIONS FOUR DAYS OF MUSIC, FILM, TALKS AND EVENTS WILL SHOWCASE THE BEST IN FORWARD-THINKING UNDERGROUND CULTURE, PROMOTING CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE TWO REGIONS

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