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Masahat screens: Let's hope it rains

Masahat screens


On the last day of Masahat festival 2022, join us for “Let’s hope it rains”, a film program on a long and lazy Sunday afternoon, because one thing is certain: the Middle East is thirsty, but mostly for political will.

Masahat Screens, a contemplative and critical film program curated by Dalia Alkury, invites you to four creative climate fictions and documentaries to help us face the big elephant in the desert. The first three films will take us to the dry deserts of the UAE, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, while the last one quenches our thirst at a thousand year old cedar forest in Lebanon with a poetic, post-human narrative. You will leave with some more insight on who else we can blame for our climate dystopias and violent ecologies of today.



Masahat Screens film program:

  1. How to Kill a Cloud (2021, 81')
  2. NIUN (2018, 7')
  3. Matters of Time (2019, 6’)
  4. Dreams of a Wandering Octopus (2021, 21') followed by Q&A with the director Mira Adoumier


All films have English subtitles. To read more about the films, curator and director please check:


Masahat Screens 2022 is in collaboration with Oslo Documentary Cinema and Mirage- Art of the Real International Film Festival.

Photo credit: still from NIUN (2018, 7’), directed by Ahaad Alamoudi.

This event is part of Masahat’s annual festival for Arab arts and culture taking place during 20-25 September 2022 around different venues in Oslo. More information






Nasjonalitet Saudi Arabia / Jordan / Danmark / Finland / Libanon

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