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21st Arab Film Festival

Wasati

Wasati

Directed by Ali Kalthami

Saudi Arabia / 2017 / 33 mins / Arabic / Color

Plays In:
Special: Saudi Showcase

New Parkway Theatre
October 20, 2017 8:05 pm Buy Tickets

Description

Based on true events that happened during a theatre play in Riyadh 10 years ago. The play was titled “Wasati bela Wastiah” or “A Moderate Without a Middle-Ground.” During the performance, a group of extremists attacked the performers and the play was shut down. The story shook Saudi Arabian society and was all over the news. WASATI addresses this event and retells it from a different point of view.


Director's Bio

Ali Kalthami is a Saudi director, producer, content writer, and co-founder of C3Films and Telfaz11.


Credits

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Plays in

  1. Saudi Showcase

    These films represent the best of Saudi filmmaking, reflecting the creativity, culture, and humor of the Saudi people, and most notably: its filmmaker's penchant for crafting boundary-pushing work. AFF is looking forward to bringing these films to American audiences who are intrigued yet often misinformed by the media about Saudi life and values. These filmmakers represent the future of Saudi film and offer a look at its independent film scene American audiences would otherwise not be privy to.

    In This Program: Wasati, Yellow, Madayen


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Special: Saudi Showcase

New Parkway Theatre
October 20, 2017 8:05 pm Buy Tickets