• Co presenting WAJIB and Beauty and the Dogs at AFI FEST!
    Co presenting WAJIB and Beauty and the Dogs at AFI FEST!
    Meet fellow Arab film fans at AFI FEST in Los Angeles! AFMI is co presenting two films at this year's festival: WAJIB and BEAUTY AND THE DOGS. Meet for Wajib on Saturday Nov. 11 at 11:45 am (Chinese 5) and for Beauty and the Dogs on Sunday at 8:30 pm (Chinese 2). Get to know each other and watch great movies!
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    Read Cinemayaat - Our Blog Dedicated to Arab Cinema
    Read about the latest Arab films, discover new filmmakers, and feel inspired.
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    Thank you AFMI Founders!
    Thank you for donating to #LaunchAFMI!
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    WHY AFMI?
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    Support the Arab Film and Media Institute
    We rely on your contributions: your donations help us expand our programs and grow AFMI
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  • Co presenting WAJIB and Beauty and the Dogs at AFI FEST!
  • Read Cinemayaat - Our Blog Dedicated to Arab Cinema
  • Thank you AFMI Founders!
  • WHY AFMI?
  • Support the Arab Film and Media Institute

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  • Interviews with Nadia Eliwat and Sophie Boutros - Writers of MAHBAS - Solitaire

    Interviews with Nadia Eliewat and Sophie Boutros – Writers of MAHBAS – Solitaire

    MAHBAS – Solitaire is a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor. Samer and his parents travel to the provincial Lebanese village home of sweetheart Ghada, to formally ask for her hand in marriage. Haunted by the memory of her brother – who died 20 years ago at the hands […]

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  • #AFF2017 presents: Migration, Displacement, Hope: Refugee Stories

    OCTOBER 18th at the New Parkway in Oakland and on October 26th in Pasadema! Tickets here. Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of “experience” so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlights the multitude of hues that should be considered […]

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  • #AFF2017 presents: Saudi Showcase!

    Come see these amazing Saudi films at the on October 20th at 8:05pm New Parkway Theatre in Oakland. There will be a Q&A with actor/writer Hakeem Jomah and executive producer Sultan Faisal of Madayen, to follow! Buy your tickets here. We are proud to present three films from Saudi Arabia as part of our 21st edition’s […]

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  • Interview with Darine Hamze – Star of “Nut$”

    Nut$ is playing at #AFF2017 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on October 15 at 9:25 pm and at Harmony Gold in Los Angeles on October 29 at 8:30pm. Get your tickets here! Nut$ is a non-stop, high stakes, action-packed film filled with sexy intrigue. It’s exhilarating while still being concerned with the big […]

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