Podcast: Dreaming Banat hosted by Banat Collective x Cinema Akil
Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining Cinema Akil and Banat Collective for a panel discussion following the screening of DREAM, GIRL, a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. The panel brought together female entrepreneurs from the UAE, moderated by Banat Collective founder Sara Bin Safwan, to discusses the challenges and triumphs of being a female entrepreneur in the Middle East.
Priya Bhatia – Hautletic; Lujain Abulfaraj – Twothirds Design & WTD Magazine; Darah Ghanem – Follow the Halo; The panel is curated and moderated by Sara Bin Safwan – Banat Collective
About Banat Collective
Banat collective is a creative community made in response to the lack of artist spaces and discussions about womanhood in the Middle East and North Africa region. However, we aim to be inclusive of all nationalities and genders to promote peace and balance within our community. Our platform aims to support creatives seeking to produce, collaborate and share their work with the world.
In a time where constant media misrepresentation is in our news feeds, the collective seeks to rethink the ways which we perceive women of color through showcasing contemporary art, poetry and writings through online content, print, exhibition-making, and events. We believe that art is the most ideal and useful tool to spread awareness that goes beyond geographical borders.
Discussions of intersectionality, feminism, gender and identity politics from a ‘middle-eastern’ perspective is becoming increasingly relevant and important. Banat collective offers a space for discussion and creation and to address these questions and issues that course through our everyday lives. www.banatcollective.com // Twitter - @banatcollective // Instagram - @banatcollective
Listen to the panel discission here: