TC Arab Film Festival Opening Night, It Must Be Heaven, By Elia Suleiman


Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival (TCAFF) is seeking films for the upcoming festival scheduled for September 26-29, 2019. We are accepting narrative, documentary, experimental, and animated films, both features and shorts. We seek films made by Arab or Arab American filmmakers or films relevant to these communities.

The Arab Film Fest is produced by Mizna, a St. Paul-based arts organization committed to bringing the best Arab cinema, literature, and art to Twin Cities audiences. Beginning in 2003, Mizna’s festival has screened numerous Arab and Arab American titles and hosted many acclaimed filmmakers to present their work and engage with our local communities. The Arab Film Fest will celebrate its 14th festival this fall.


Ahmed Tharwat …. in the middle Ahmed Tharwat Im a host and producer of the Arab-Muslim Americans TV show BelAhdan with Ahmed (with open arms), a weekly TV show that airs on public TV Mondays at 1030PM. As a regular speaker and contributor on Public Radio show All Thing Considered, I have shared my unique view of world and American political and social events. As a regular contributor to StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, and Twin City Planet , also he has written to national and international magazines, such Slate, Diversify Inc and Al Jazeera English. I won the Pioneer Press community columnist award in 2000. In all my work, I have been Trying to bring Arab/Muslims to mainstream Americans.. . I believe that when it comes to politics “Nobody has a monopoly on stupidity” Thanks In The Middle ... Ahmed Tharwat/ Host BelAhdan TV show Freelance Writer, Public Speaker, International Media Fixer


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