Film Series

Contemporary Arab Cinema

 
Film Series
 
Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The beauty, complexity, and diversity of Arab culture shines in these vital new works from some of the Middle East and North Africa’s boldest filmmakers. This series returns for its third year in our virtual cinemas, featuring thrillers, tales of forbidden love, sociopolitical upheaval, women’s rights, and tradition. Presented in collaboration with Jacob Burns Film Center and curated by Lina Matta.


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PAST EVENTS
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.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Nile Hilton
Film
The Nile Hilton Incident
 

A political thriller based on a real-life murder investigation involving Egypt’s elite.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Cairo
Film
Cairo 678
 

Three Cairo women are united by experiences of sexual harassment and driven to revenge.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Omar
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Omar
 

A young baker becomes a freedom fighter in this romantic thriller set in occupied Palestine.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Horses of God
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Horses of God
 

A striking, unsentimental look at one boy’s journey to embracing Islamic fundamentalism.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
10 Days Before the Wedding
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10 Days Before the Wedding
 

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

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Hedi
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Hedi
 

A young Muslim man is torn between love and duty after he meets a free-spirited woman.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Halal Love
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Halal Love
 

Devout Beiruti Muslims try to balance love, desire, and religion in three entwined stories.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Beirut
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Beirut 6:07 + Shattered Beirut 6:07
 

Lebanese artists pay tribute to the casualties of the Beirut port blast in 15 short stories.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
El Gusto
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El Gusto
 

Torn apart by war over 50 years ago, a Jewish and Muslim orchestra is finally reunited.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Blessed
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The Blessed
 

On one night in Algiers, two very different generations navigate a city shaped by civil war.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
Adios Carmen
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Adios Carmen
 

A young Morrocan boy forms an unlikely friendship with his neighbor, a Spanish exile.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
 
 
10 Days Before the Wedding
Film Series
Contemporary Arab Cinema
 

Vital new works from the Middle East and North Africa’s most innovative filmmakers.

Sep 27—Oct 2, 2019
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Reports On Sarah And Saleem
Film Series
Contemporary Arab Cinema
 

Personal, political, funny, and fervent dispatches from an ever-evolving region.

Sep 29—Oct 4, 2018
FILM SERIES