Raed Rafei

Interview with Director Raed Rafei

Recently one of our programmers, Alexander Farrow, sat down with Lebanese filmmaker and multimedia journalist, Raed Rafei. With a media practice that spans the registers of journalism and documentary to more experimental forms of storytelling and non-narrativity, Rafei’s film work is politically kaleidoscopic inasmuch as it is interwoven with personal renderings of identity. Having worked […]

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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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#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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