Featured Doc: The Tainted Veil

To cover or not to cover? That is the question that many Muslim women have asked themselves for centuries. Only now, everyone in the world seems to also have an opinion on the matter. The veil, in this context, largely refers to the simple scarf head-covering known as the hijab, but can also refer to other […]

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#AFF2016 Featured Film: MAKTOUB

Maktoub will be screened in San Francisco on October 8th at the Embarcadero Center Cinema at 3PM. Purchase your tickets here! 70 years ago, in Ksour Essaf, central Tunisia, a young woman escaped from her husband’s house and rised up against “maktoub,” which in English can be roughly translated as “it is (or was) written.” Now, in the […]

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Presenting the First Arab Animation Program at #AFF2016!

This year at #AFF2016, we are pleased to share with you our very first series of animated films! These shorts showcase the amazing talent and storytelling abilities of Arab animators. If you think animation and cartoons are just for children, think again. The films in this program cover a wide range of serious topics through […]

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