We invite you to join us for the San Francisco Premiere of the Lebanese movie Heritages/Mirath, with the Filmmaker present. Q&A with Philippe Aractingi, moderated by Peter Limbrick, Film and Digital Media – UC Santa Cruz Director Philippe Aractingi sees himself having to leave his motherland to settle elsewhere for the third time in his […]
Join the Arab Film Festival and special guests for our Opening Night screening of Cherien Dabis’ May in the Summer. We’re thrilled to announce that Director/Writer/Actor Cherien Dabis will be joining us for the 18th annual AFF Opening Night and San Francisco premiere of May in the Summer! AJ+ Presenter/Producer Dena Takruri will be hosting […]
Join the Arab Film Festival and the Arab Resource & Organizing Center for an evening of film and poetry dedicated to Gaza.
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Earlier this year, the Arab Film Festival co-presented a special screening of Amal’s Garden, a half-hour documentary about the story of Mustafa and Amal, an elderly Turkmen couple living in Kirkuk, Iraq trying to move on with life after war. In light of the recent mass displacement of ethnic minorities in northern Iraq, Nadia Shihab […]CONTINUE READING →
As the American public slowly wakes up to the nightmarish realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it becomes increasingly apparent that an honest conversation on the perversities of war is necessary. Despite being a work of fiction, Jessica Habie’s latest film does just that. Inspired by the real life of Palestinian artist Hani Zurob, Mars at […]CONTINUE READING →