Film Series

Contemporary Arab Cinema

 
FILM SERIES
 
Sep 27—Oct 2, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The beauty, complexity, and diversity of Arab culture shines through in this second annual survey of vital new works from some of the Middle East and North Africa’s boldest and most innovative filmmakers. Grappling unflinchingly with issues of prejudice, 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
Tel Aviv on Fire
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Tel Aviv on Fire
 

This deft satire finds the warmly human middle ground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Fri, Sep 27, 2019
 
 
When Arabs Danced
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When Arabs Danced
 

Sensorial, immersive portraits of boundary-pushing Muslim dancers, actors, and artists at work.

Sat, Sep 28, 2019
 
 
aKasha
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aKasha
 

A boy, a girl, and a gun form a love triangle in this freewheeling South Sudanese farce.

Sat, Sep 28, 2019
 
 
For Sama
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For Sama
 

Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Khateab chronicles five years of her life during civil war.

Sat, Sep 28, 2019
 
 
Fatwa
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Fatwa
 

A Tunisian father searches for the truth about his radicalized son’s death.

Sat, Sep 28, 2019
 
 
The Swing
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The Swing
 

Lebanese documentarian Cyril Aris’ intensely intimate exploration of family ties and lies.

Sun, Sep 29, 2019
 
 
Rashid & Rajab
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Rashid & Rajab
 

The body swap comedy gets an infectiously goofy Gulf State spin.

Sun, Sep 29, 2019
 
 
Yomeddine
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Yomeddine
 

A leprosy survivor embarks on a journey towards acceptance in this stirring tale of hope.

Sun, Sep 29, 2019
 
 
Capernaum
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Capernaum
 

A boy fights to survive on the streets of Beirut in Nadine Labaki’s neorealist stunner.

Mon, Sep 30, 2019
 
 
Of Fathers and Sons
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Of Fathers and Sons
 

A stunning immersion into the world of a jihadist family by Syrian documentarian Talal Derki.

Tue, Oct 1, 2019
 
 
10 Days Before the Wedding
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10 Days Before the Wedding
 

This heart-pounding romance is a milestone of Yemeni cinema.

Tue, Oct 1, 2019
 
 
EXT Night
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Ext. Night
 

Class and gender tensions are unleashed during a wild night out in Cairo.

Wed, Oct 2, 2019