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Queer Arab Films

80 films

Happy #PrideMonth! Features, documentaries and shorts showcasing queer life in the Arab world and its diaspora 🏳️‍🌈

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  • Civilisées
  • Souha, Surviving Hell
  • As I Want
  • Dress Up
  • Mariam

Arab Women in the Arts 2022

13 films

Arab Women in the Arts is an annual showcase to honor generations of Arab women who have excelled in and…

  • The Rabbi's Cat
  • The Dice Player
  • The Wanted 18
  • The Prophet
  • Cabaret Crusades: The Secrets of Karbala
  • Papicha
  • Caramel
  • The Silences of the Palace
  • Wadjda
  • Salt of This Sea

Over 100 Narrative Feature Films Directed by Arab Women

109 films

In honor of the last day of #WomensHistoryMonth!

A note: there are a few directors here of Amazigh descent, and…

  • A Tale of Love and Desire
  • Dreams of the City
  • A Muslim Childhood
  • About Some Meaningless Events
  • As Above So Below

Arab Film Festival Collab 2022

20 films

The Arab American National Museum (AANM), the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), ArteEast, and Mizna proudly present the Arab…

  • Talking About Trees
  • Hopes and Dreams
  • The Dislocation of Amber
  • Tajouj
  • Beats of the Antonov

Cinema of Sudan

31 films

List accompanying our blog post on the History of Sudanese Cinema, alongside additional films from the country. letterboxd.com/arabfilm/story/the-history-of-sudanese-film/

  • Fatma 75
  • Zaineb Hates the Snow
  • Leila and the Wolves
  • The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived
  • Freedom Fields

Documentaries About Arab Women, by Arab Women

32 films

In honor of International Women's Day, and Women's History Month. A collection of documentary features and shorts directed by women…

  • A New Day in Old Sana'a
  • Karama Has No Walls
  • From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
  • The Mulberry House
  • The Big House

Cinema of Yemen

16 films

arabfilminstitute.org/history-of-yemeni-cinema/

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  • Hedi
  • When Monaliza Smiled
  • Gaza Mon Amour
  • The River of Love
  • Marock
  • For Sama
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Street Player
  • Kit Kat
  • Land of Fear

Letterboxd 50: Highest Rated Arab Feature Films

50 films

Letterboxd's Top 50 Arab movies, based on the average weighted rating of all Letterboxd users. In order to get a…

  • West Beirut
  • Salt of This Sea
  • Omar
  • The Unknown Saint
  • Alexandria… Why?

Netflix Presents: Celebrating Arabic Cinema

61 films

Celebrating the Breadth and Beauty of Arab Cinema

Each year, the entertainment community and cinephiles around the world turn their…

  • Amira
  • 200 Meters
  • Our River... Our Sky
  • The Scarecrows
  • As I Want

#AFF2021: The 25th Arab Film Festival

46 films

The Nation’s Oldest and Largest Festival of Arab Films. November 18-24, In-Person and Virtual. NOTE: Not all films playing at…