Soura Film Festival is a queer film festival focused on the Middle East and North Africa region. Soura—which means ‘image’ in Arabic, is about sharing a vision of life that is joyful, poignant, defiant and unique.
Our mission is to create a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQI+ filmmakers who are often shunned or persecuted in their home countries – their stories too often suppressed or censored. We believe it is essential that these voices be heard and these visions shared.
The festival is based in Berlin, which has been called, perhaps somewhat ironically, the new cultural centre of the Arab world. What is true is that this great melting pot is home to exiles and expats from across the MENA region, drawn here by the freedom to share, create and be.
Soura Film Festival aims to step across borders to weave together those threads that connect queer experience throughout the vibrant and complex MENA region.
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