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Arab Film Festival 2014

Documentary


  1. The Shebabs of Yarmouk

    Axel Salvatori-Sinz / Documentary / France, Syria / 2013 / 77 mins
    Boredom, idleness, discouragement, the possibility of exile. But also hope, dreams, ideals, and passion for art. That is what Salvatori-Sinz filmed in this first documentary essay, which captures the daily lives of Ala’a, Hassan, Samer, Tasneem and Waed, all of whom are in their early 20s. They are Shebabs, as third-generation Palestinian refugees born and raised in the Mukhayyam Yarmouk camp, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, are known.
    I Exist / Shebabs of Yarmouk

    New Parkway Theatre
    October 21, 2014 9:00 pm

    I Exist / Shebabs of Yarmouk

    Harmony Gold
    November 9, 2014 12:00 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. 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