Film Festival: Alwan Film Festival 2013

Thu, April 25, 2013 6:00 pm at Anthology Film Archive

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Alwan Film Festival 2013

April 26-May 5, 2013

At Anthology Film Archives and other venues across New York City, including Alwan for the Arts...

Featuring a retrospective of works by Syrian director Nabil Maleh [in attendance], plus acclaimed feature films, documentaries, shorts and experimental films from all over the Arab world, Alwan for the Arts is pleased to announce its 13th Film Festival in 2013!

Nabil Maleh Retrospective with the director in attendance, and screenings of many of his works, followed by discussions with the director.

Feature film screenings include:

“Asmaa” (Egypt) Amr Salama [director in attendance]

“Son of Bablyon” (Iraq) Mohamed El Dardji [director in attendance]

“Free Men” (Morocco/France) Ismael Ferroukh

“Repentent” (Algeria) Merzak Allouache

“Winter of Discontent” (Egypt) Ibrahim Al-Batout [director in attendance]

“Hidden Beauties” (Tunisia) Nouri Bouzaid

“God’s Horses” (Morocco) Nabil Ayouch

“Perfumes of Algiers” (Algeria) Rachid BenHadj

“Come Forth by Day” (Egypt) Hala Lotfy

“The Last Friday” (Jordan/Palestine) Yahya Al-Abdallah

“Zero” (Morocco) Nour Eddine Lakhrami...

Documentary film screenings include:

“The Secret Capital” (Egypt) Samuli Schielke

“The Living Skin” (Egypt) Ahmed Fauzi Saleh

“In My Mother’s Arms” (Iraq) Mohamed El Dardj,,,

Experimental Video / Art Program

Tuesday, April 30th - Alwan for the Arts, 7-9pm

The artists in the Experimental Video / Art Program all wield the formal elements of video and performance to explore modes of engagement that challenge our passive roles as viewers. Repetition, and rhythm are utilized in these videos to reference or establish a logic that then folds in on itself or breaks down over time. Through generative strategies of entropy and poetic tension, the artists in 1-1=1 short circuit conventional narratives, and offer an experiential critique of different power structures and the forms through which they function.

Screening to be followed by a conversation / Q & A with Jaret Vadera, and reception.

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About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.


3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor


Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

Last updated: 2014-04-07 18:13:31

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