Masahat Screens 2023

Masahat Screens 21.-24. september

Join us on the last day of Masahat festival for a thought-provoking and inspiring Sunday at VEGA Scene with film screenings, conversations, mingling and more.

Tickets for the screening of Bloody Beans 24. September 14:30 HERE.

Tickets for the conversation with Orwa Nyrabia and short films 24. September 16:00 HERE.

The day starts with the screening of Bloody Beans (2013, 80 mins) directed by Narimane Mari, which won the top prize at the prestigious documentary festival CPH:DOX. In her hybrid documentary, Mari experiments with how children can appropriate a complex history while they try to reenact the colonization and the Algerian War of Independence. Get your ticket HERE.

Later in the day, we will have Orwa Nyrabia, Artistic Director of IDFA, as our main guest at Masahat Screens. Under the title “Decolonize the Gaze”, Nyrabia will talk about his vision and work at IDFA since he became the Artistic Director in 2018, then he will be joined by Anne Szefer-Karlse to continue the conversation and discuss how major festivals and cultural institutions can address the questions of representation, equity and inclusion.

We then end the day with a short films program curated and introduced by Maha Maamoun. Get your tickets for this event HERE.

Link to the Decolonize the Gaze conversation event for more details HERE.


  • 14:30-16:00: Bloody Beans (2013, 80 mins) dir. Narimane Mari
  • 16:00-17:15: Decolonize the Gaze with Orwa Nyrabia in conversation with Anne Szefer-Karlsen
  • 17:15-18:00: Mingling + finger food with Orwa Nyrabia and Masahat Screens guests
  • 18:00-19:00: Litanies against fear (55 mins), a short films program curated and introduced by Maha Maamoun.