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Huna Wa Hunak

Umama Hamido

An installation of recent film works and writing

Shubbak Festival and Artsadmin co-present an installation of Umama Hamido’s recent works, including a new film made at the time of the October Revolution in Lebanon in 2019, reflecting on the feeling of being both here, and there, as well as writing developed over lockdown through her work with the Cotton Tree Trust charity.

About Umama Hamido
Umama Hamido, born in Lebanon and currently based in London, is an artist and filmmaker. Her work addresses lived and shared experiences of immigration through intersecting psychological, socio-political and judicial perspectives. From positions of marginalisation and administrative limbo, she questions our relation to traumatic spaces, how the formation of the self is affected by separation from homeland and the exile’s gaze.

Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting an outstanding programme of contemporary Arab culture both live and online.

This year’s features new perspectives, fresh collaborations and unexpected voices alongside distinguished names in an ambitious programme of premieres and new commissions.

With a vibrant mix of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, workshops and debates, both live and online, Shubbak Festival 2021 invites you to witness the creativity and imaginative power of Arab artists to speak of our times. | @shubbakfestival #ShubbakFestival

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Co-presented by Artsadmin and Shubbak Festival. Supported by Arts Council England.

  • The film is subtitled in English
  • Please email if you have any further access requests.

Date and time

14–17 July 2021
4pm - 9.30pm (30 minute slots)

Please note
This is now a past event.


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