Experience another world of cinema at Arab Film Nights 2016

Dec 19 2017, 11:18 am

Witness stories from filmmakers halfway around the world at Arab Film Nights 2016.

Presented by the Calgary Arab Arts & Culture Society, Arab Film Nights 2016 features eight films from Arab filmmakers, including action movies, comedies, dramas, animations, and more.

On the Bride’s Side (2014)

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This documentary follows a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist as they help five Palestinian and Syrian fleeing war in Syria complete journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding.

From A to B (2014)

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This comedy film features the story of a young soon-to-be father going on the road trip he and his deceased friend never got to go on, and leaving his very perturbed and pregnant wife behind.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014)

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After 12 years of exile, Almustafa is ready to come home, bringing his housekeeper and her daughter with him, and only the authorities – fearful of Mustafa’s words – stand in their way. On the journey, he is stopped by a group of people with whom he discusses various philosophical topics through poetry including love, work, freedom, marriage and good and evil.

For a complete list of films visit the Calgary Arab Arts & Culture Society website.

Arab Film Nights 2016

When: Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1

Time: Various times

Where: Festival Hall – 1215 10 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

Price: $30 per night / $20 for students / $80 weekend pass

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