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21st Arab Film Festival

Free Screenings @ AFF2017

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


Investigating Paradise

Investigative journalist Nedjma traverses various social landscapes in Algeria to uncover the appeal of "Wahhabism," especially in relation to modern day youth culture, and the perils of Salafi readings of the Koran.

October 26, 2017


Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of "experience" so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the multitude of hues that should be considered when discussions of the refugee experience are had. From the Yarmouk and Ain El-Hilweh camps, to the streets of Berlin: Refugee Stories shows what it takes to hold onto one's dreams amidst devastating circumstances.