Arab Women in the Arts 2023
Arab Women in the Arts is AFMI’s annual showcase to honor generations of Arab women who have excelled in and revolutionized all forms of artistic expression.
The third edition of this event will celebrate the accomplishments of established artists who have made significant contributions to their medium, despite the barriers placed before them. It will also showcase the innovative and creative work of up-and-coming artists in film, poetry and the visual arts from across the Arab world & the diaspora. Alongside parties and mixers, this program intends to teach, inspire and connect the Arab community and the larger art community in cities across America.
The program will run from April 6-14th, with a highlight on the celebrated & accomplished Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir.
2023 Arab Women in the Arts
Arab Women in the Arts is an annual showcase to honor generations of Arab women who have excelled in and revolutionized all forms of artistic ...
The 2022 Arab Women in the Arts edition included short and feature films, poetry readings, musical performances alongside a virtual gallery featuring paintings, photographs, fiber art and illustrations. The program also included talkbacks and discussions with the artists about their work and their personal stories of empowerment. This showcase ran May 26-30th, 2022, highlighting the work of the late Lebanese filmmaker Randal Chahal Sabbag.
The 2022 edition of Arab Women in the Arts was brought to you in partnership with The Future is Female, RAWI, and Doha Film Institute. And it was sponsored in part by The Mahmoud S Taman Foundation.
The 2021 Arab Women in the Arts edition (our inaugural program) was titled 6 Days | 6 Nights – Revolutionary Arab Women in the Arts Past Present Future.
It included The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived (1974) by Heiny Srour and a conversation with the legendary filmmaker, a Poetry Reading, and more film screenings.