Where Something Else Happens: Visual “karama” and Contemporary Syrian Documentary Cinema

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post written by Nathalie Khankan, lecturer at Dept. of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. During the month of March 2017, The Arab Film Festival in partnership with The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at UC Berkeley will screen a series of documentaries about Syria by Syrian […]

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Interview with Abe Kasbo of A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans

Abe Kasbo is the director, writer and executive producer of the film A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans, a documentary that explores the little known history of Arabs in the United States over the past 200 years. The film examines Arabs’ unique immigrant experience and search for the American dream through the personal stories of influential […]

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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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