"A growing number of Arabic-speaking countries are enduring political turmoil and financial collapse, with societies being driven to revolt year after year. In circumstances of precarity, critical dialogue and collective assembly grow ever more essential, Alternative cinemas, where publics gather and imagine and debate, can become beacons of institutional integrity, where the tenets of accountability, unbridled access to knowledge, and equitable distribution of resources are inviolable.
It is these tenets that the twenty-one members of our network along with our partners have taken as our mandate. NAAS is dedicated to being at the forefront of real technologies of solidarity and of a discourse that seeks to reclaim cultural policy as a practice that grows collectively at the speed of trust."
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