Category: film

Intimacies From An Awful War. “For Sama” by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, reviewed by BN Aziz

July 25, 2019 If you think you’ve seen enough of conflict, especially the war in Syria, you haven’t. From love of nation and loathing of military rule, from inchoate hope of redemption and improbable determination, indebted to lost friends and seeded in the birth of your child, comes an intimate demonstration of how war happens ...

14th ARAB FILM FESTIVAL EXAMINES HOME, COMMUNITY, DIASPORA

Cannes, Sundance festival winners among the lineup Detroit teen in the cast of film making Michigan premiere Dearborn, Mich. (May 23, 2019) – Films earning acclaim on the international festival circuit are among those featured at the Arab American National Museum’s (AANM) 14th Arab Film Festival (AFF), June 7-16, 2019, with screenings at the Dearborn ...

Saving Aleppo’s seeds from the Syrian war

Arab Film Series: Wild Relatives ARAB FILM SERIES Wild Relatives 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at AANM PURCHASE TICKETS Following a transportation of seeds between the Arctic and Lebanon, Wild Relatives starts in 2012 when an international agricultural research center was forced to relocate from Aleppo to Lebanon due to the Syrian Revolution turned war. ...

ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM EXPLORES CONCEPTS OF “HOME” IN WINTER/SPRING SEASON

Current exhibition The Far Shore inspires exploration of diaspora and displacement via music, film, visual art, dialogue Palestinian band 47SOUL stops in Dearborn on its first North American tour Dearborn, Mich. (Jan. 31, 2019) – A home is much more than just a building to live in. It’s the land of one’s birth; a newly ...

Amer Zahr: Merry Palestinian Christmas

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ARAB AMERICAN COMPOSERS HIGHLIGHTED IN CROSSOVER PERFORMANCE

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Arab American National Museum present Khashb wa Kheit خشب وخيط DEARBORN, Mich. (Oct. 1, 2018) – Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (DCWS)will be kicking off its 2018-19 Signature Serieswith Khashb wa Kheit خشب وخيط: An Evening of Chamber Music by Arab American Composers on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. ...

Why Did Apple Pick Daniel Johnston’s “Story of An Artist” for its Ad?

Daniel Dale Johnston (born January 22, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and visual artist who is regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and alternative music scenes. Most of his work consists of cassettes he recorded alone in his home, and his music is frequently cited for its "pure and childlike soul". Johnston ...

The Interminable Palestinian Uprising by Barbara Nimri Aziz

Jan 5/18 by Barbara Nimri Aziz “Naila and the Uprising” is a new film about Palestine—an old story with a new edition. An almost exclusively women’s production “Naila” effectively employs evocative animation alongside compelling personal testimonials of Palestinian resistance 30 years ago. The “Great March of Return” which the world just experienced-- immobilized and shamed ...