SO MUCH I WANT TO SAY
Minnesota's First Arab Film Festival: March 27th-30th, 2003
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
For Tickets call: 612-871-4444
Charge: $5 per screening
Co-presented by MIZNA and Intermedia
Arts, the Arab Film Festival is a four-day showing of new and experimental
films by Arab filmmakers from the Arab world. This festival speaks to the
void in presentation of artistic expression by Arabs in the West and combats
stereotypical representation by highlighting the work of Arab artists. The
Arab Film Festival is curated by Rawi Hage and will include a talk by Jack
Shaheen and filmmaker Hakim
Thursday, March 27th: 7:30pm
Friday, March 28th: 1:00pm
- The Dead Weight
of a Quarrel Hang, by Walid Raad, 1996-99, USA, Arabic & English
w English subtitles, 17 min.
- Mute Cinema,
by Meyar Al-Roumi, 2001, Syria/France, Arabic & French w English subtitles,
- La Porte du
Sud (The Gateway To The South), by Brahim Bachiri, 1995, Morocco/
France, 5 min.
- Alone With War,
by Danielle Arbid, 2000, Arabic & English w English subtitles, Lebanon/France,
Friday, March 28th: 4:00pm
- The Others
Are The Others, by Mounir Fatmi, 2003, France, French w English subtitles,
- Distant Lives,
By Rehab Al Katheery 2001, Abu Dhabi, 5 min.
- The Satellite
Shooter, by Annemarie Jacir, 2001, USA, Arabic & English w/ English
subtitles, 16 min.
- Red is the Colour
of My Eye, by Nesrine Khodr, Lebanon, 23 min.
- The Lost Horizon,
by Laïla Marrakchi, 2000, Morocco/ France, 12 min.
- Trace au Rocher
de Lointain Traces (On The Rock Of Elsewhere), by Madji El Omari,
2000, Canada, French & Arabic w English subtitles, 15 min.
- Mean Time in
Beirut, by Merdad Hage, 2002, Lebanon/Canada, Arabic w English subtitles,
Friday, March 28th: 7:30pm
Saturday, March 29th: 1:00pm
and Nothing (part I), by Jayce Salloum, 2001, Canada/France, 40 min.
is Waiting (a work in progress), by Dahna Abourahme, Jess Ghannam,
AnneMarie Jacir, and Suzy Salamy, Palestine/USA 9 min.
Kalandia, by Sobhi al-Zobaidi 2002, Palestine, 52 minutes
Saturday, March 29th: 4:00pm
- Laila, by
Ruba Nadda, 1999, Canada, 6 min.
- The Cleaner,
by Mona Khamis 2001, United Arab Emirates, 1 minute
- Measure of
Distance, by Mona Hatoum, 1988, UK, 16 min.
- Bint El-Yakoute,
by Brahim Bachiri, 1995, France, 4 min.
- Al Alali,
by Sheikha Nader Al Qubaisi 2002, Abu Dhabi, 1 minute
- Blue, by
Azza Al Zarouni 2001, United Arab Emirates, 3 minutes
- A Female Cabby
in Sidi Bel-Abbés, by Belkacem Hadjadj, Arabic w English subtitles,
2000, Algeria/ Belgium, 52 min.
by Mounir Fatmi, 1997, France, 2 min.
Signs, by Mournir Fatmi, MOROCCO, French w English subtitle, 12 min.
- Boutros Al-Armenian,
by Jamelie Hassan, 1997, Canada/ Lebanon, 8 min
Saturday, March 29th: 7:30pm
Sunday, March 30th: 1:00pm
- How I Love You,
by Akram Zaatari, 2001, Arabic w English subtitles, 29 min.
- Diary of a Male
Whore, by Tawfik Abu Wael, 2001, Arabic w/ English subtitles, 15 min
Transmission of Desired Transformation Per Day, by Mahmoud Hojeij,
2000, Lebanon, Arabic w English subtitles, 25 min.
- Her + Him =
Van LEO 2001, by Akram Zaatari, Egypt/Lebanon, 32 min.
The Bachar Tapes by Walid Raad, 2001 USA/Lebanon, ?? min
Sunday, March 30th: 4:00pm
- Jenin Jenin,
by Mohamad Bakri, 2002, Palestine, Arabic & English w English subtitles,
- Closing Reception
This event is made possible by the support of the Metropolitan Regional
Arts Council, COMPAS, the Institute for Global Studies (University of Minnesota),
and the Humanities Institute (University of Minnesota).