Filmmakers-AFF2017-Q&A

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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#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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