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Film Series: Arabian Sights


Bye Bye Tiberias
Lina Soualem - France, Palestine, Belgium, Qatar - 82 mins

Years after leaving her Palestinian village to follow her dreams of acting in France, Emmy-nominated Hiam Abbass returns home in this intimate documentary about four generations of women and their shared legacy of separation. At the age of 23, Abbass (known for her roles in Red Satin [FFDC 2003], Rock the Casbah [FFDC 2014], and Gaza Mon Amour [FFDC 2021] ... more

Sunday, April 21
3:15 PM
$14.00
Wednesday, April 24
6:10 PM
$14.00

Chanting of the Dunes
Mokhless Al-Hariri - USA - 80 mins

Chanting of the Dunes is a narrative film about Wahbi al-Hariri-Rifai, who was an accomplished international artist, architect, archeologist, and author. Beautifully illustrated with meticulously restored archival photographs and original footage, the storyline takes viewers on a journey through multiple countries and momentous world changes that extend from ... more

Friday, April 26
8:15 PM
$14.00
Saturday, April 27
6:20 PM
$14.00

Goodbye Julia
Mohamed Kordofani - Sudan, Egypt, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Sweden - 121 mins

Set against the backdrop of Sudan's tumultuous final days as a unified country, Goodbye Julia follows the journey of a former singer haunted by guilt who seeks redemption by hiring the widow of a southern man as her maid while concealing her true identity. Directed by Mohamed Kordofani in his award-winning directorial debut, this poignant and intimate drama ... more

Friday, April 19
6:00 PM
$14.00
Thursday, April 25
6:10 PM
$14.00

Hajjan
Abu Bakr Shawky - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan - 117 mins

In the high-energy world of small-circuit camel racing, Ghanim is preparing for the Great Safwa Race—where heroes are made. Younger brother and Bedouin tailor Matar grew up hearing Ghanim recite poetry about their legendary grandfather known as "Hajjan," the Arabic word for jockey. While following in his grandfather's footsteps and building a name for ... more

Saturday, April 20
6:30 PM
$14.00
Thursday, April 25
8:30 PM
$14.00

Inshallah a Boy
Amjad Al Rasheed - Jordan, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar - 113 mins

Inshallah a Boy is the first Jordanian film to compete at the Cannes Film Festival and is Jordan's submission to the Academy Awards®. This story of a widow who pretends she is pregnant with a boy to keep a roof over her head is a suspenseful and engrossing portrait of resistance and strength. The film follows Nawal, a mother and housewife whose husband suddenly ... more

Friday, April 26
6:10 PM
$14.00
Saturday, April 27
8:30 PM
$14.00

The Teacher
Farah Nabulsi - UK, Palestine, Qatar - 115 mins

The Teacher is set and was evocatively filmed in the Occupied West Bank. High school English teacher (and clandestine resistance activist) Basem (Saleh Bakri) is still wounded from a past family tragedy brought on by the occupation. He mentors one of his students, Adam, who endured his own loss due to settler violence, counseling him in order to avoid prison ... more

Saturday, April 20
3:20 PM
$14.00
Sunday, April 21
7:00 PM
$14.00

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