Arab Films Blog

Interview With The Filmmaker: Amber Fares of “Speed Sisters”

AFF is proud to present the Bay Area premiere of Speed Sisters on April 1st, as part of our Arab Film Series, in collaboration with Yalla Arabi: SF/East Bay Arabic Language Meetup and Berkeley City College. This event if FREE to attend, but please RSVP as space is limited. The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving […]

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Interview with the Filmmakers: Muayad and Rami Alayan of “Love, Theft and Other Entanglements”

Meet Muayad and Rami Alayan, the director and producer behind the grassroots film Love, Theft and Other Entanglements. Their film follows the story of Mousa, a Palestinian man with a wrecked love affair, looking to raise enough money so that he can pay for his exit visa to leave the country. When Mousa tries to […]

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Q&A with Amal’s Garden Director Nadia Shihab

Earlier this year, the Arab Film Festival co-presented a special screening of Amal’s Garden, a half-hour documentary about the story of Mustafa and Amal, an elderly Turkmen couple living in Kirkuk, Iraq trying to move on with life after war. In light of the recent mass displacement of ethnic minorities in northern Iraq, Nadia Shihab […]

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