The Arab American National Museum (AANM) cordially invites you to the 13th annual Arab Film Festival (AFF), which takes place June 1st through June 10th. AFF strives to bring the best of the best films from around the Arab World and Arab American community to the doorstep of metro Detroit, with many films having their Michigan and/or U.S. premiere! This year’s theme, Soapbox Studios: Marginalized voices from the Arab & Arab American Community, will bring films with a thematic focus on gender, sexuality, identity, social justice, and culture. This year’s film program amplifies marginalized voices and gives a platform to these characters, stories and artists.
This year, AFF is packed full of firsts and enhancements:
- Screenwriting Workshop for filmmakers (no experience necessary) from June 1-3
- Reception full of food, networking and music on June 8th (9-11pm)
- Iftar dinner following the screening of SOUFRA
- Panel Discussion with expert media makers on Arab American representation in present day media
- Two short film programs: Everyday Heroes & Celebrating Arab Women Filmmakers
- North American premiere of 1957 film, WHERE TO?, by Lebanese grandfather of film, Georges Nasser
For all info/purchase tickets, click the flyer below or here: Arab Film Festival
The Facebook event page is HERE. Hope to see you at AFF!