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‚Äôs 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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2016 Year in Review: Arabs in Film and Media

2016 has been a memorable year, mostly for the wrong reasons. This past year, we lost a number of beloved artists and celebrities, seen the rise of the most unlikely and unqualified presidential candidate in American history, followed by a wave of hatred and intolerance, and watched war and other senseless violence rip apart communities […]

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