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20th Arab Film Festival

Highlights: Documentary

99 mins

Shorts Program: Highlights: Documentary

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 9, 2016 1:00 pm

Shorts Program: Highlights: Documentary

New Parkway Theatre
October 13, 2016 8:50 pm Buy Tickets

Description

With subjects ranging from displacement, to drag racing in Saudi, this program takes a deep and intimate look into the lives of everyday Arabs

In This Program


  1. 9 Days: From my Window in Aleppo

    Floor Van Der Meulen,Thomas Vroege / Syria / 2015 / Doc Short / 13 mins
    Syrian photographer, Issa Touma, spent nine days holed up in his apartment, recording what was happening outside his window. The result? An unprecedented glimpse into a war that has been raging for three years now.

  2. Between Heaven and Earth

    Sahera Dirbas / Switzerland / 2015 / Doc Short / 12 mins
    Set in an Iraqi-owned barbershop in Switzerland, refugees from all over gather and share stories of their journey to Switzerland and life in exile.

  3. Hajwalah

    Rana Jarbou / Saudi Arabia / 2015 / Doc Short / 21 mins
    Hajwalah explores the underground joyriding (or tafheet) culture in Saudi Arabia.

  4. Shireen of Al-Walaja

    Daz Chandler / Palestine / 2015 / Doc Short / 27 mins
    An intimate portrait of the day-to-day life of a dynamic popular resistance leader from Palestine who left her full-time job with the UN to return to her home village of al-Walaja and fight for its survival.

  5. Stateless: Syrian Refugees in Detroit

    Mike Holland / US / 2016 / Doc Short / 15 mins
    Fleeing the violence in Syria, refugees resettle in Detroit where they face xenophobia from members of their new community.

  6. Xenos

    Mahdi Fleifel / Palestine / 2013 / Doc Short / 13 mins
    An in depth look at the harsh lives of young Palestinian men in Greece, plagued by poverty and bordem and left with little options.

Dates & Times

Shorts Program: Highlights: Documentary

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 9, 2016 1:00 pm

Shorts Program: Highlights: Documentary

New Parkway Theatre
October 13, 2016 8:50 pm Buy Tickets