The Arab Film Series is back to celebrate Pride! Join us with the Arab American National Museum, ArteEast and Cinetopia Film Festival for a special virtual screening of “Eccomi…Eccoti (Here I am…Here you are)” (2017) directed by Raed Rafei
Following the screening, we are pleased to be joined virtually by director Raed Rafei for an intimate talkback about his work!
Italy, Lebanon / 68 minutes / Arabic, French, Italian and English with English subtitles
12 pm Pacific (3 pm Eastern) on Sunday, June 28, 2020
FREE with suggested $5 donation
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The Arab Film Series presents the documentary, Eccomi… Eccoti to celebrate Pride Month. The film unfolds as a virtual road trip navigating between Italy and Lebanon.
Conditioned to live in a long-distance relationship with his partner because of strict European visa regulations, the director patches together the shared moments in an attempt to create a possible day-to-day reality for the couple. With a lyrical, ambient soundscape set atop a dreamy visual style oscillating between still photography and moving images, the film explores what it means to be gay in contemporary Beirut, and the existential discomfort that blocks one from reaching a sense of completeness.