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Arabian Sights is back and better than ever!

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The 19th Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival returns November 1 – November 9 with the best in contemporary cinema from all over the Arab world. For two weekends, Arabian Sights will showcase some of the most captivating and talked about films of the year. You don’t want to miss it!

Film screenings will take place at the Goethe-Institut, AMC Mazza Gallerie, and the Embassy of France. Tickets will be available for purchase at the theater during the festival and conveniently available for presale online.

Complimentary Wine Reception

Join us between the screenings of The Proof and Rock the Casbah at the Embassy of France on Friday November 7 from 8:05 to 9:00 PM.

Closing Night

Our Closing Night on Sunday, November 9 will feature the American Premiere of the Algerian comedy Certified Halal, with guest director Mahmoud Zemmouri and producer Marie-Laurence Attias in person, followed by a party at AMC Mazza Gallerie featuring Algerian wine and sweets.

Raffle sponsored by Arab America

Lucky members of the Arabian Sights audience will have the chance to win the following prizes:

  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Two CDs of the best Arabic music
  • Invitation for two to the launch of Arab America TV station

Look for the Arab America raffle box at the Arabian Sights theatre box office. The drawing will take place on November 9 at the Closing Night screening (winner does not need to be present to claim prize).

Meet our special guests - Q&A after screenings

Saturday, November 1

  • Dr. Yvonne Haddad, Professor of History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Georgetown University: Abd El Kader (Algeria)

Friday, November 7

  • Director Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Producer Marie-Laurence Attias: Certified Halal (Algeria, France)
  • Director Amin Dora: Ghadi (Lebanon)

Saturday, November 8

  • Director Amin Dora: Ghadi (Lebanon)

Sunday, November 9

  • Director Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Producer Marie-Laurence Attias: Certified Halal (Algeria, France)

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Abd El Kader



Certified Halal

Rock the Casbah

Rock the Casbah