October 12, 2019 2:00PM
Experience riveting cinema at the Museum when our auditorium becomes the venue for the Middle Eastern and North African Film Festival, showcasing an array of eye-opening short films and documentaries.
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019
2 pm – Workshop
3 pm – Gathering
5 pm – Screenings Begin
SAFWAN MARKET: Hadi Mahood, Iraq, 2018, 25 minutes The winner of the 2018 BBC Arabic Festival Short Documentary Award examines the fallout of a decision to demolish the city of Samawa’s largest marketplace.
WAHDON: Fajr Yaacoub, Palestine, 2012, 15 minutes A docu-drama about three Lebanese filmmakers during civil war.
A GIFT OF MY FATHER: Salam Salman, Iraq, 2015, 7 minutes The winner of the Berlinale’s Best Short Film award traces how an everyday car ride descended into the nightmare of the Baghdad Blackwater shootings.
FOOLISH DECISION: Saaib Ghazi, Iraq, 2018, 25 minutes A docu-drama exploring the decisions that have led to wars.
AMAL: Egypt, 7 minutes Check back soon for information.
THE SILENCE OF THE SHEPHERD: Raad Mushatat, Iraq, 2014, 85 minutes The winner of the Best Feature Film and Best Director awards at the 2017 London Eye International Film Festival follows the story of a village whose moral order is shaken after a girl disappears.
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