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21st Arab Film Festival

Feature Films by Women

October 13, 2017


Opening Night: Solitaire

20 years past the Lebanese-Syrian war and Therese is still embittered towards everything "Syria" due to her beloved brother’s death by a Syrian bomb. Today, she joyfully prepares for a visit of her daughter's suitor and his parents; however, when the long-awaited guests arrive, and to Therese's dismay: it's discovered... they are Syrian!

October 14, 2017


In Between

Three Palestinian women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance tradition with the modern world.

October 15, 2017


The Art of Moving

Spotlilght on "Daya Al-Taesh," an anti-ISIS satirical web series created by a group of Syrian activists.
5:50 pm

October 16, 2017


Women of Freedom

Engages the topic of Palestinian women who were murdered in the name of "honor killing."

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Follows an under-17 women's football team as they prepare for the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup, with the weight of the world resting on their shoulders.

October 19, 2017


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Follows an under-17 women's football team as they prepare for the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup, with the weight of the world resting on their shoulders.

October 21, 2017


The War Show

Radio host and DJ Obaidah documents the events before, during, and after the 2011 Syrian uprising, alongside the devastation that radically changed her country through an intimate, personal journey of violence, sacrifice, and hope.

October 22, 2017


Stitching Palestine

Palestinian women talk about life and national identity, their stories linked by the ancient art of embroidery.

October 27, 2017


LA Opener: Solitaire

20 years past the Lebanese-Syrian war and Therese is still embittered towards everything "Syria" due to her beloved brother’s death by a Syrian bomb. Today, she joyfully prepares for a visit of her daughter's suitor and his parents; however, when the long-awaited guests arrive, and to Therese's dismay: it's discovered... they are Syrian!

October 28, 2017


Withered Green

Still reeling from the death of her parents, Iman is tasked with coordinating traditional marriage proposal procedures on behalf of her younger sister, Noha. With no male relative available to facilitate the proposal (in accordance with local customs), Iman is forced to make a difficult, unconventional decision.

October 29, 2017


The War Show

Radio host and DJ Obaidah documents the events before, during, and after the 2011 Syrian uprising, alongside the devastation that radically changed her country through an intimate, personal journey of violence, sacrifice, and hope.

In Between

Three Palestinian women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance tradition with the modern world.