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20th Arab Film Festival

Visions

104 mins

Shorts Program: Visions

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 10, 2016 6:00 pm

Shorts Program: Visions

Shattuck Cinemas
October 15, 2016 1:00 pm

Description

With stories ranging from the profound examinations of the identity and belonging to reflections of political events that have shaped the world we live in, this program showcases the various ways that talented Arab Filmmakers experiment with film form and subject matter.

In This Program


  1. And on a Different Note

    Mohammad Shawky Hassan / Egypt, US / 2015 / Experimental Short / 24 mins
    On a Different Note is an attempt to carve out personal space amid the absurd and at times undecipherable rhetoric/noises synonymous with prime time political talk shows

  2. Electrical Gaza

    Rosalind Nashashibi / UK / 2015 / Experimental Short / 18 mins
    In Electrical Gaza Nashashibi combines footage of Gaza with animated scenes to picture Gaza as a place from myth: isolated, suspended in time, difficult to access and highly charged.

  3. In Damascus

    Waref Abu Quba / Syria / 2014 / Experimental Short / 4 mins
    Scenes from around Damascus, a 11,000 year old city is set to the poetry of Palestinian poet/author Mahmoud Darwish.

  4. Now: End of Season

    Ayman Nahle / Lebanon, Syria / 2015 / Experimental Short / 20 mins
    Archive audio from a phone call between Syrian Presidant Hafiz al-Assad's secretary and US President Ronald Reagan's staff plays amidst contemporary scenes around Izmir Garage in Turkey where thoUSnds of Syrian migrants prepare for the long, anxiety-ridden journey to Europe.

  5. Panic Attack

    Khaled Alwarea / Lebanon / 2016 / Experimental Short / 12 mins
    An experimental film that documents the psychological after effects of a Syrian-regime detainee.

  6. The Park

    Randa Maroufi / Morocco / 2015 / Experimental Short / 14 mins
    A slow meandering camera in an abandoned amusement park in the heart of Casablanca. The film draws a portrait of the youth who frequent this place and exposes snapshots of their life, meticulously reframed and often inspired by images found on social networks.

  7. A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane

    Mayye Zayed / Egypt / 2016 / Experimental Short / 14 mins
    An old grandfather, a young granddaughter and an old house filled with memories. As she grows up her memories grow with her and as he grows old, his memories begin to fade.

Dates & Times

Shorts Program: Visions

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 10, 2016 6:00 pm

Shorts Program: Visions

Shattuck Cinemas
October 15, 2016 1:00 pm