Interview with Ahmad Ameen of the Arab Cinema Archive

Ahmad Ameen is is a cultural activist, writer and researcher from Jordan. Most prominently, he was the writer behind the award -winning filmĀ TRANSIT CITIES which was directed by Mohammad Al Hushki in 2010. He is also the founder of the Arab Cinema Archive, an on-going independent and non-profit project that documents and digitizes Arab films […]

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Interview with Mona Damluji

This Wednesday, May 17th, AFF will be hosting a free screening of six exceptional short films at the University of California Santa Barbara. This 90-minute program showcases the emergent voices and diverse approaches in cinematic storytelling by contemporary Arab filmmakers and artists. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with Executive Director Serge Bakalian […]

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Arab Films at Cannes 2017

With the 70th Festival de Cannes just around the corner, we decided to take a look at what this year’s festival has to offer in terms of Arab films. Though there continues to be only a few Arab films in the official selection, Arab talent is abundant in other areas of the festival. We have […]

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