Face-to-Face: Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Provision and Delivery

  • Naomi Sakr
  • Jeanette Steemers


This chapter documents and analyses case studies of Arab-European collaboration in delivering video content for children. With the aim of exploring sources of cultural and financial power, it starts by citing examples of some issues that have arisen in cross-regional provision of children’s screen content, around what makes it “local,” its language, its purpose (fun, education or both) and its appropriateness in certain cultural settings. Keeping these issues in mind, the chapter then presents four case studies of European-Arab collaboration revolving around an app, a series of short educational videos for use on tablets, a digital platform and scripts under development for film and TV, from which it draws insights into the dynamics of production and sites of decision-making about what makes it to screen.


Children’s screen production Dubbing and translation Disney Modern Standard Arabic Netflix Children’s entertainment and learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi Sakr
    • 1
  • Jeanette Steemers
    • 2
  1. 1.Westminster School of Media and CommunicationUniversity of WestminsterHarrowUK
  2. 2.Department of Culture, Media & Creative IndustriesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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