New look at Middle East

AN arts festival will showcase the Middle East, with films, poetry and music from Syria and Lebanon.

The Reel Festivals 2011, organised by charity Firefly International and funded by the British Council in Scotland, will take place across the city.

Organisers said many of the works offer insights into the lives of people in Syria and Lebanon today, telling the stories behind the headlines of civil war, foreign intervention and military oppression.