A group of young film enthusiasts got together to organize a two day film festival in east London's most innovative borough. The first Hackney Film Festival took place across Stoke Newington and Kingsland High Streets. The events not only showcased films of the highest technical and creative caliber, but offered a wide array of themes as well as forms of film and video talent.
The Manama suq was once a gateway for traders along the silk route to stop in, trade, acquire, sell, and even rest, eat and bath. Today, the suq still stand as the place where traditional items can be found such as spices, fabric, and cosmetics. It is also a popular tourist area where visitors can see, taste and smell local souvenirs and customary objects and foods.