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    Now through May watch some of the best movies from #AFF2017!
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  • Arab Films at Berlinale 2018

    As this year’s film festivals begin to kick into gear, we here at AFMI are doing our best to keep you in the loop on all the Arab films being showcased at some of the biggest festivals all around the world! The Berlin International Film Festival, known as the Berlinale, is one of the world’s […]

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  • Raed Rafei

    Interview with Director Raed Rafei

    Recently one of our programmers, Alexander Farrow, sat down with Lebanese filmmaker and multimedia journalist, Raed Rafei. With a media practice that spans the registers of journalism and documentary to more experimental forms of storytelling and non-narrativity, Rafei’s film work is politically kaleidoscopic inasmuch as it is interwoven with personal renderings of identity. Having worked […]

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    AFF2017 Recap: The Seven Best Moments

    1) Full House at the Castro! If you haven’t been to the Arab Film Festival‘s Opening Night in San Francisco, you don’t know what you’ve been missing: it’s big, bold, and at the Castro, the historical movie theater that holds 1,400 people. And it was our largest opening night attendance to date. Thank you for […]

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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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