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The 25th annual Arabian Sights Film Festival
October 16 - 25, 2020

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The Votes Are In for 24th Arabian Sights Film Festival

Special thanks to our sponsors, filmmakers, volunteers, and YOU, the audience, for helping make the Arabian Sights Film Festival a success!

The 2019 Arabian Sights Jury Award goes to...


ARAB BLUES (France)
by Tunisian director Manele Labidi, for its originality in content, excellent acting, and rich scenography.

Jurors Saada Abdalla, Jana Elhassan, Thomas Gorguissian noted "Arab Blues reflects Tunisian (Arab) sorrows, joys, pains and dreams in a simple yet revealing approach. It is an amusing film which shows a colorful life and richness of the society and culture."


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The 2019 Arabian Sights Audience Award goes to...


BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW (Switzerland, Germany, UK, Iraq)
by director Samir.

Award-winning filmmaker Samir's ambitious feature elevates discussions surrounding women's rights, gender issues, and the plague of extremism.


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