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Short Doc Block

  • Arab American National Museum 13624 Michigan Ave. Dearborn United States (map)

This block of short documentary films brings together voices from Palestine, Jordan, Yemen and the United States. Important documentaries like these rarely make it to mainstream outlets, yet their stories are too essential and necessary for us to hear. The directors give us a glimpse into their subjects' lives, community, struggles and identities. [66 minutes]

Immediately following the screening, we are honored to be joined in person by directors Carlos Cabrera (The Battle of Jerash) and Areeb Zuaiter (Colors of Resistance) for an intimate talkback on their work.

The Battle of Jerash

Dir. Carlos Cabrera / 2018 / Jordan / 25 min. / Arabic with English Subtitles

U.S. Premiere

Colors of Resistance

Dir. Areeb Zuaiter / 2019 / Palestine, U.S. / 30 min. / Arabic and English with English Subtitles

Michigan Premiere

Colors of Resistance is a personal journey that questions the concept of belonging to a place that is struggling to survive, inside and outside its own borders. A painter, a comedian, a poet, a hip-hop artist and a soul singer have figured out ways to solidify their belonging to Palestine - the very place that is being deprived of its own right to exist. Regardless of their generation, gender or profession, these artists have used their various voices to challenge the annihilation of their identity.

Yemen: The Silent War

Dir. Sufian Abulohom / 2018 / Yemen / 11 min. / Arabic with English Subtitles

Michigan Premiere

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Yemen: The Silent War gives a glimpse into the lives of Yemeni refugees living in Markazi Refugee Camp, in Djibouti.

Earlier Event: June 8
I Speak in Image - Free Workshop
Later Event: June 8
Outside-The-Box Short Films