Nov 26, 2020 by QNL
Qatar National Library launched today “Arab Cinema Posters: Art and Memory,” a new digital exhibition featuring curated film posters (affiches) from the Heritage Library's Arab Cinema Archive.
His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State, Qatar and President of Qatar National Library, officially opened the digital exhibition, which will appear on the digital totems next to the Young Adults’ Area.
Dr. Al-Kawari said: “This unique and beautiful exhibition sheds light on an aspect of our heritage which may have been previously overlooked; movie posters. This is an artform that reflects peoples' cultures, identities, customs and traditions, and keeps a record of their history, features, victories and defeats, their social life and joy and sorrow. It is an essential part of human heritage that we must preserve and maintain.”
The exhibition is the first digital exhibition organized by the Heritage Library at Qatar National Library and has seven sections in total: The Beginnings of Arab Cinema; Cinema and Literature; Cinema and Society; Historical Cinema and International Productions; National Films in Cinema; and Women and Cinema. A special section of the exhibition traces the development of cinema in the Gulf.
Visiting Arab Cinema Posters: Art and Memory
For everyone’s safety, Library visits are currently by appointment only. Moreover, visitors will be allowed into the building only if they fulfill the following conditions:
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