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Arab Film Festival 2015


92 mins

Shorts Program: Highlights

New Parkway Theatre
October 23, 2015 6:00 pm


An eclectic sampling of the strongest submissions to this years festival, AFF’s highlights program showcases the tremendous talent of young Arab Filmmakers

In This Program

  1. A Long Night

    Kamiran Betasi / Iraq / 2014 / 14 mins
    In 1975, Iraqi Kurds began to settle in Iranian camps, among them a woman with her two children who left her husband in Iraq to fight with the Peshmarga. When an officer in the camp starts preying on single women in the night, the women devises a scheme to protect herself and her children.

  2. Omnia

    Amna Al Nowais / United Arab Emirtes / 2015 / 9 mins
    A 27-year-old Egyptian Woman recalls the painful memory of partaking in a barbaric tradition as a child and her journey of healing as an adult.

  3. With Thy Spirit

    Karim Rahbani / Lebanon / 2014 / 18 mins
    Father Geryes, a priest leading a peaceful life within his monastery in Lebanon, finds himself involved in a tragic accident. Will he have enough courage and integrity to face the consequences of his actions?

  4. Massoud

    Tania Iskandar / Lebanon / 2014 / 4 mins
    A man stuck in a huge traffic jam in Beirut decides to transform his car into a flying vehicle to escape from this nightmare, only to find he creates an even bigger one for himself.

  5. Revoltango

    Elie Kamal / France, Lebanon / 2014 / 20 mins
    Facing imminent political turmoil in the streets, an anxious couple tries to safeguard their family and peace of mind with a tango dance. But it isn't long before invading television images transmute the nature of their dance.

  6. Pioneer High

    Suha Araj / USA / 2014 / 10 mins
    In 1969, Hala moves from Palestine to Michigan and attends a public high school where girls cannot wear pants. With her limited English, Hala repeatedly disobeys the rules, wearing pants day after day. Ultimately, she unknowingly, or knowingly, starts a revolution at her new school.

  7. Ave Maria

    Basil Khalil / Palestine, France, Germany / 2015 / 14 mins
    Five nuns’ silent routine of living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family’s car breaks down right outside the convent, just as the Sabbath comes into effect.

  8. My Old Grandmother

    Hadi Moussally / France, Lebanon / 2014 / 3 mins
    For Myassar, days go by and blend into each other and all there is left to do is… wait. A picture makes her relive memories and, little by little, her emotions begin to guide her story.

Dates & Times

Shorts Program: Highlights

New Parkway Theatre
October 23, 2015 6:00 pm