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Arab Film Festival 2014

All Films & Events

  1. Shorts Program 2

    Artists' Television Access
    October 15, 2014 9:00 pm


  2. A Stone’s Throw from Prison

    Raquel Castells / Documentary / Palestine, Spain / 2013 / 65 mins
    Growing up in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is not easy. When you leave home for school, your mother can't be sure of when you'll be back. Rami, Ahmed, Mohammed, three among thousands, this documentary is their story, but also that of courageous Israelis and Palestinians working to cut abuses, stop conflict and heal its consequences
    A Stone’s Throw from Prison

    Opera Plaza Cinema
    October 11, 2014 6:00 pm

    A Stone’s Throw from Prison

    Harmony Gold
    November 9, 2014 4:00 pm


  3. Suspended Time

    Ahmed Abu Nasser, Mohammed Abu Nasser, Assem Nasser, Amin Nayfeh, Alaa Al Ali, Yazan Khalil, Asma Ghanem, Muhannad Salahat, Ayman Azraq, Mahdi Fleifel / Documentary / Palestine / 2014 / 59 mins
    Lubnan / Suspended Time

    Opera Plaza Cinema
    October 12, 2014 1:30 pm


  4. They are the Dogs

    Hicham Lasri / Narrative / Morocco / 2014 / 85 mins
    A television crew stumbles across the story of an old man, Majhoul, whose tragic tale dates back to 1981 during upheavals in Morocco, where he was arrested. Released 30 years later in 2011, he is now trying to come to terms with a new reality. The TV crew decides to report his journey as he sets off on a quest to find his family and his place in this new world.
    They are the Dogs

    Shattuck Cinemas
    October 17, 2014 1:00 pm


  5. A Trip, Not a Tour

    Johannes Hartmann / Documentary / Morocco, Switzerland / 2014 / 79 mins
    In 2003 in Morocco, fourteen Heavy Metal musicians and fans have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for lewd conduct and defamation of Islam. After protests by Casablanca’s youths they were pardoned a few weeks later. Ten years later, Swiss Hardcore band VALE TUDO is set to find out about how things have since changed for Morocco’s alternative music scene. They hit the road with the aim to play at least four shows in ten days.
    A Trip, Not a Tour

    New Parkway Theatre
    October 20, 2014 7:00 pm


  6. Under the Same Sun

    Sameh Zoabi / Narrative / Israel, Palestine, USA / 2013 / 84 mins
    Shaul, an Israeli, and Nizar, a Palestinian, seem to have little in common, but for a shared spirit of entrepreneurship. They create a solar company with plans to bring renewable energy to communities in the Palestinian territories. Support for their venture is difficult to gain. From families who question them, to community members who threaten them, and government policies that make collaboration nearly impossible, Shaul and Nizar face many obstacles.
    Under the Same Sun

    Shattuck Cinemas
    October 17, 2014 7:00 pm


  7. The United

    Amin Matalqa / Narrative / Jordan / 2012 / 96 mins
    A legendary Egyptian football coach is brought back from retirement by his former star player to train a team of pan-Arab misfits in Jordan to compete against France in order to secure funding for their football academy.
    The United

    Harmony Gold
    November 8, 2014 3:30 pm