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Arab American Shorts - Diasporic Narrative
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Arab American Shorts - Diasporic Narrative

The Arab American Shorts program is your chance to hear from the Arab American community through cinematic shorts. Immediately following the shorts program, we will be joined by several of the directors for a talkback on navigating issues facing the Arab American community through cinema. [77 min.]

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Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara
Jun
15
3:00 PM15:00

Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Michigan Premiere

Most people think that colonialism in Africa has ended. But in the territory of Western Sahara, the end of European rule only gave way to a new occupation, this time by Morocco. More than four decades later, the world continues to look the other way as the Sahrawi people face arrests, torture, and disappearances for demanding their independence.

Life Is Waitinga film by director Iara Lee, chronicles this struggle. What will it take for the people of Western Sahara to reverse decades of broken promises and gain their freedom? What lessons does Sahrawi resistance offer for nonviolent movements around the world? In Life Is Waiting, join an incredible cast of Sahrawi activists and artists as they offer their answers.

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Arab World Shorts - Voices from the Homeland
Jun
14
8:30 PM20:30

Arab World Shorts - Voices from the Homeland

The Arab World Shorts program brings seven of the best short films from the Arab World to metro Detroit. Audiences will hear from women all throughout the Arab World — from Saudi Arabia to Tunisia, Iraq to Yemen — and their stories about passion, trauma and triumph. [90 min.]

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Arab World Shorts - Voices from the Homeland
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Arab World Shorts - Voices from the Homeland

  • Detroit Film Theatre at Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
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The Arab World Shorts program brings seven of the best short films from the Arab World to metro Detroit. Audiences will hear from women all throughout the Arab World — from Saudi Arabia to Tunisia, Iraq to Yemen — and their stories about passion, trauma and triumph. [90 min.]

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Arab American Shorts - Diasporic Narrative
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Arab American Shorts - Diasporic Narrative

The Arab American Shorts program is your chance to hear from the Arab American community through cinematic shorts. Immediately following the shorts program, we will be joined by several of the directors for a talkback on navigating issues facing the Arab American community through cinema. [77 min.]

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Short Doc Block
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Short Doc Block

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.

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