The Arab American National Museum (AANM), the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), ArteEast, and Mizna proudly present the Arab Film Fest Collab (AFFC) from April 7-17, 2022. The AFFC is a collectively produced virtual film festival, screening independent Arab cinema for audiences across the United States.
AFMI’s Director of Film Programming, Yasmina Tawil, sat down with Hany Abu-Assad to discuss his newest film, Huda’s Salon, which opens in U.S. theaters and online on March 4th.
The history of Sudanese cinema is like that of many other SWANA nations, too long determined by the lasting effects of colonialism, political unrest, and public suppression. Yet, nonetheless, it reveals the resiliency of SWANA societies and the richness of our cultures and experiences. A retracing of the history of Sudanese cinema reveals that Sudanese filmmakers fought government repression both foreign and national. Today it is Sudan’s culture that informs modern day storytelling and technology is developing to support a…
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After the screening of our Queer Lens program at the 25th Arab Film Festival, our director of film programming, Yasmina Tawil, sat down with two of the participating filmmakers, Reem Jubran and Saleh Saadi, to discuss their work and the representation of LBGTQ+ stories on screen.
Arab Film and Media Institute's Director of Film Programming chats with director Maysoon Pachachi about her newest film OUR RIVER...OUR SKY.
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Catch our live conversation with award-winning, Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman, moderated by AFMI's Director of Film Programming Yasmina Tawil. Make sure to catch his four feature films streaming now for free as part of the Elia Suleiman Retrospective, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, ArteEast, Doha Film Institute and Qatar Museums.