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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Interview with Nasser Samara, Director of the New Web Series “Temporary”

Nasser Samara is an up-and-coming young Arab-Latino director. His first film, a short entitled Temporary, was part of the 2016 lineup at the Arab Film Festival and was also featured at the New York Film & TV Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival Awards. Temporary is a highly relatable film that deals with themes such as identity, […]

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Another Kind of Girl Collective: Syrian Girls Make Movies

The Another Kind of Girl Collective is a series of workshops created for Syrian girls living in Jordanian refugee camps to learn about both the artistic and technical sides of photography and videography to help them tell their own stories.  The workshops were developed in 2014 by documentary filmmaker and educator Laura Doggett who was […]

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