Toronto Arab Film

Panel: Arab/Futurism: Speculative Storytelling in Arab Cinema

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This panel will delve into the advantages and challenges of adopting speculative forms of storytelling, particularly in cinema. How can filmmakers rethink stories they want to tell within this lens? Is there an advantage to approaching political, social and cultural stories from a genre angle, as opposed to dealing with them head on?  

Instead of looking and examining only our immediate present and our recent tumultuous past, should we be rethinking, reconfiguring, and restructuring how we tell stories?