Interviews with Nadia Eliwat and Sophie Boutros - Writers of MAHBAS - Solitaire

Interviews with Nadia Eliewat and Sophie Boutros – Writers of MAHBAS – Solitaire

MAHBAS – Solitaire is a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor. Samer and his parents travel to the provincial Lebanese village home of sweetheart Ghada, to formally ask for her hand in marriage. Haunted by the memory of her brother – who died 20 years ago at the hands […]

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Arab Film Festival 2017 in Numbers!

With less than a month until AFF 2017 and our film selections finally locked, here’s some insight into what’s in store for this year’s festival. We’re too excited to bite our tongues! Below is a breakdown of the stats of this year’s Arab Film Festival lineup: We will be showing a total of 50 films, 21 features […]

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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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