MALAPPURAM: Calicut University Arabic Department will conduct a two-day international seminar on contemporary films related to Arabs and their culture on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The seminar is being organised with the support of University Grants Commission. Organisers of the event said that the seminar will give an in-depth understanding of the glorious traditions, culture and lifestyle of the Middle East.
There will be discussions on the culture, politics and issues in the movies. Films from the Middle Eastern countries like Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, etc will be screened at the festival. Film personalities from the countries like Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc will present papers at the seminar. Kunjikannan Vanimel, C S Venkateswaran, Ummer Tharammel, Gopinathan, Musafar Ahmed, V Abdul Kabeer, Damodar Prasad, L Thomaskutty, N A M Abdul Khadir and N Muhammdali will present papers at the film festival. P T Kunhimuhammed will inaugurate the seminar. Calicut University Vice-Chancellor M Abdul Salam will preside over the function. Registrar T A Abdul Majeed, T N Prathapan MLA and Syndicate members V P Abdul Hameed and Fathimath Suhara will attend the inaugural ceremony. Pro Vice-Chancellor K Raveendranath will be the chief guest for the valedictory function.