BRISMES Annual Conference 16-18 June 2014


Sunday 15th June

They are the dogsThet Are The DogsMoroccan Film Screening at Duke of York’s Cinema in Central Brighton – the oldest working cinema in UK

They Are the Dogs
(Morocco, 2013)
Hicham Lasri

11.00 – 13.00

They Are the Dogs, Hicham Lasri's second film, is a tragic fable set in Casablanca past and present. The film begins with three members of a television crew as they set off to report on social movements in Morocco. Intrigued by the strange mannerisms of an old man called Majhoul, the presenter, cameraman and intern decide to focus their report on him.  Then, as they follow him through the backstreets of urban Casablanca, the film crew discover the story of a man who has just been released from prison 30 years after a police raid during Morocco's 1981 food riots, and who is completely lost in a modern Morocco in the midst of the Arab Spring.

Shot camera on shoulder over several weeks in the streets of Casablanca, They Are the Dogs is a provocative journey into contemporary Morocco that confronts questions of amnesia and political transformation right across the contemporary Arab world.  Winner at the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival, this is first screening of They Are the Dogs in Britain. 

Born in Casablanca in 1983, Hicham Lasri is part of a new wave of politically engaged Moroccan film directors.  The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the director and Professor Martin Evans from Sussex University.

Running time 85 minutes    

In association with the British Council.


Monday 16th June

Moroccan film screening and Buffet Dinner

This evening event will be held at the Jubilee Building from 18.00-21.00. It will include a drink reception and a buffet dinner in the main foyer, followed by a film screening in the mail lecture theatre.
This evening event is included in the conference cost package.


Tuesday 17th June

Al DuomoConference Dinner at Al Duomo in Brighton

The dinner will take place in central Brighton, which is a short train or bus ride away from the University of Sussex campus. It includes a 3-course meal and two glasses of beer, wine or soft drinks.

Tickets for the conference dinner are available separately for a fee of £30 pounds. Places are limited and available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.  Dinner booking can be made through the online system as part of the conference registration package. Please see the registration link.
Dinner will be served at 19.30.

Al Duomo