#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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LGBTQIA films at the Arab Film Festival

#AFF2017: LGBTQIA Arab Films

Check out the full #AFF2017 schedule and buy tickets here! This year at the 21st Arab Film Festival we are excited to showcase films that tackle a variety of LGBTQIA stories. FEATURE FILMS Here I Am….Here You Are – Raed Rafei / Italy, Lebanon / 2016 The second feature by multimedia journalist Raed Rafei, Here I Am… Here […]

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Interview with Hala Alsalman – Maybe This Was a Bad Idea

Hala Alsalman is an Iraqi-Canadian filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She is an Arab Film Festival alumnus with two films, PHATWA which she directed and “Al Khateeb” which she wrote, both featured in previous years. She is currently working on creating a web series called Maybe This Was a Bad Idea. This series stars a […]

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