Director's Cut: Dramatising the Arab World
King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen
Tickets are available at the Festival Box Office, which is located in King’s College Conference Centre at the University of Aberdeen (Some performances could be limited) Opening Hours 9.30am – 8pm
Friday 27th May 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Discussing British movies set in the Arab world, from Lawrence of Arabia (1962) to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), this special edition of the Director’s Cut series will feature Middle East expert Frances Guy in conversation with Professor Alan Marcus. A native of Edinburgh and graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Frances Guy was Britain’s Ambassador to Yemen (2001-4), Head of the Foreign Office’s Engaging the Islamic World group (2004-6), Ambassador to Lebanon (2006-11), the Foreign Secretary’s envoy to the Syrian opposition, representative of UN Women in Iraq (2012-14) based in Baghdad, and currently Head of Middle East region for Christian Aid and President of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies.