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Contemporary Arab Cinema

 
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Sep 29—Oct 4, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The beauty, complexity, and diversity of Arab culture shines through in these vital new works from some of the Middle East and North Africa’s boldest and most innovative filmmakers. Grappling unflinchingly with issues of women’s rights, ethnic identity, sociopolitical upheaval, history, and tradition, the eclectic array of documentaries and narratives featured here are by turns personal, political, funny, and fervent dispatches from an ever-evolving region.

Curated by Lina Matta


ANA contemporary arab cinema
 
PAST EVENTS
Les Petits Chats
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Les Petits Chats
 

A portrait of the famed Egyptian rock band and a vivid time capsule of 1960s Arab culture.

Sat, Sep 29, 2018
 
 
The Reports On Sarah And Saleem
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The Reports on Sarah and Saleem
 

An affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man sets off a political firestorm.

Sat, Sep 29, 2018
 
 
Beauty And The Dogs
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Beauty and the Dogs
 

A rape survivor fights for justice in this powerfully immersive feminist cri de cœur.

Sat, Sep 29, 2018
 
 
Listen
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Listen
 

A poignant, sexy, sophisticated portrait of romance in Beirut.

Sun, Sep 30, 2018
 
 
The Journey
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The Journey
 

A young woman’s steely resolve to die in a suicide mission is thrown into doubt.

Sun, Sep 30, 2018
 
 
Induced labor
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Induced Labor
 

An Egyptian couple hatches the “perfect” plan to secure an American passport.

Sun, Sep 30, 2018
 
 
Zagros
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Zagros
 

A young Kurdish woman attempts to start a new life in Belgium in this searing moral drama.

Mon, Oct 1, 2018
 
 
Investigating Paradise
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Investigating Paradise
 

A provocative deep dive into the recruitment of jihadists and “the theology of death.”

Tue, Oct 2, 2018
 
 
The Man Behind The Microphone
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The Man Behind The Microphone
 

Discover the secret life of the superstar singer known as the “Frank Sinatra of Tunisia.”

Wed, Oct 3, 2018
 
 
Heaven Without People
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Heaven Without People
 

A Lebanese family gathering goes from celebratory to off-the-rails unhinged.

Wed, Oct 3, 2018
 
 
The Blessed
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The Blessed
 

A haunting, provocative portrait of life in the Algerian police state.

Thu, Oct 4, 2018