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My Conversation with , Michelle Baroody, Director of Arab Film Festival

 

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Mizna proudly presents the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to September 30-a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from local, national, and international Arab and Arab American filmmakers. Established in 2003, the Arab Film Fest has featured local debuts of independent narrative and documentary features and short films from more than fifteen countries. Over its thirteen editions, our festival has created a necessary space in the Twin Cities for Arab and Muslim filmmakers to tell their stories in beautiful and innovative ways.

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Windows Into Palestine Festival, Telling The Palestinian Story in America.

 

MAY 17-19, 2018

A Festival of Palestinian Art & Culture

Exhibition of visual art by Palestinian artists

Musical performances and workshops

Film: shorts and feature length; discussions follow each film

Palestinian cuisine, including demonstrations and samples from renowned chefs

Authentic Spice & Craft Market

Iftar: break the Ramadan fast with sisters and brothers of all faiths

Many special guests from Palestine

OPEN TO EVERYONE!

Featured venue:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN

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Director of SMITTEN, Barry Morrow: “The idea of the film, started with a lover’s wish in Italy!”

 

Smitten! is a fanciful romp and more – a fable, a caper, and four romances rolled into one.  It begins when Tyler Hutton, a novice New York fashion exec, flies to Milan, Italy, in hopes of closing a deal and impressing his boss, his estranged father.  Instead, Tyler is kidnapped and driven into the mountains by three bumbling Mafioso – AldoBambo, & Cetto – to be held for ransom.  They manage to get themselves lost, though, and spend the night in an abandoned cottage in a village that is under a spell.  Upon awakening, each benighted man falls in love with the first living soul to meet his eyes… Smitten!

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Mpls St.Paul International Film Festival, Largest & Longest Festival in the Country, here is why!

37TH ANNUAL MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. APRIL 12-28, 2018.

MSPIFF is Minnesota’s largest film event and one of the longest running film festivals in the country. Each year, the festival presents more than 250+ bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe.

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My Conversation with Egyptian Filmmaker Magdy Ahmed Ali


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Hatem (Amr Saad), a moderate young preacher in Cairo, becomes a television celebrity with millions of fans. This makes him a perfect tool for government manipulation on a mass scale, as his eloquence and wit are employed by key figures in the Egyptian state to influence policy and religious practice. However, when the cameras are off, bloody struggles for state power rage, and as Hatem tries to stay out of political and sectarian disputes, his personal and professional life become increasingly consumed by the complex tapestry of Egyptian politics. Based on a novel by the same name, Mawlana by Ibrahim Issa, the story offers a critique of power, corruption, and fundamentalism in Egyptian society. In addition, this dark and convincing film highlights the importance of media in the production of political and religious agendas.

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