A new meeting aimed at documentary professionals from Europe and the Arab world will launch in Leipzig this March.
Bannered the arab.european Doc Convention (aDC), the new event is a joint venture between Dox Box, the Berlin-based body aimed at fostering Arab documentaries, and Beirut-based Arab culture fund AFAC.
Dok Leipzig, IDFA Bertha Fund and the Sundance Documentary program are also partners on the initiative. Dox Box founders Diana El Jeiroudi and Marion Schmidt are spear-heading the meeting.
“The aim of aDC is to gather leading documentary professionals and decision-makers from both the Arab region and Europe, to create a platform for dialogue, collaboration and resistance, designed to inspire creativity, foster connectivity and ignite change,” they said in a statement.
The ﬁrst edition of the Documentary Convention will take place in Leipzig from April 12-14 in Leipzig at the Mediencampus Villa Ida.