The French city of La Rochelle is expected to be crowded between the 21 and 24 June 2011, as hundreds of Documentary film producers, directors, and fans will be experiencing the "22nd Sunny Side of the Doc". This year, the international event will be featuring lectures and panels in two new categories; Investigative documentary and 3D & Cinema films.
As one of the major funders of documentary films in the Arab world, AFAC is preparing a panel on the 23rd of June in this year’s "Sunny Side of the Doc". Moderated by AFAC’s executive manager, the panel entitled “Spring Time for the Arab Doc” will be hosting Al Jazeera Documentary’s Mohammed Belhaj, Morocco’s TV2M Reda Benjelloun, Tunisian producer Habib Attia, and Syrian producer and filmmaker Orwa Myrabia, to discuss “What will the current uprising and magnified outside interest in the Arab films herald for the region’s documentary industry. ”