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Abdullah + Villagers

Abdullah grew up in a conservative family in the UAE, where expectations for his future were high. At an early age, he discovered music, an untenable career choice according to his parents. Still, his love for playing and writing songs never faded. Screening with short film Villagers
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Thu, Sep 28 3:15 PM
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Burning Hope

Burning Hope is the story of an unlikely friendship between Zeineb (Anissa Daoud), Elyssa (Doria Achour), and Houssine (Achref Ben Youssef), two young women and a teenage boy whose paths cross on the night President Ben Ali flees Tunisia, January 14, 2011.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Thu, Sep 28 9:10 PM
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Dreaming of Palestine: Film and Oral History

This segment of three films remembers the massacres at Sabra and Shatila in 1982, which claimed the lives of many Palestinians, and marks 50 years since the devastating Arab-Israeli war in 1967. Please join us after the film screenings for stories from local Palestinians living in diaspora, as they share their memories of home, loss, history, and life.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Sun, Oct 1 11:00 AM
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Gaza Surf Club

While the young people of Gaza lack job prospects and suffer the indignities of life under occupation, this doesn’t stop them from surfing. Gaza Surf Club follows the dedicated members of the surf community in Gaza City, who must use smuggled surfboards to pursue their passion.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Thu, Sep 28 1:20 PM
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Go Home + Caravan

Nada travels back to Lebanon after living in France, and she feels like a foreigner in her own country. But, there is still a place she calls home: an abandoned house in ruins, haunted by the presence of her grandfather who disappeared mysteriously during the Lebanese civil war. Screening with short film Caravan.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Fri, Sep 29 3:00 PM
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Halal Love (and Sex) + The Candle

Three individual romances become unexpectedly intertwined in this clever Lebanese comedy about love, sex, and tradition. The film depicts and complicates the physical and emotional challenges that arise from even the most traditional relationships. Screening with short film The Candle.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Sat, Sep 30 7:15 PM
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Hisham Bizri Retrospective

Post-show conversation with the filmmaker and former curator of the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, Mohannad Ghawanmeh. In this series of films, we highlight the work of Lebanese American experimental filmmaker Hisham Bizri, in particular his films that highlight the lives of artists both in and outside the Arab world.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Sat, Sep 30 5:00 PM
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House Without Roof

Liya, Jan, and Alan travel across Kurdistan with their mother’s dead body in tow. Born in the Kurdish area of Iraq, the three estranged siblings were raised in Germany and have returned only to fulfill their mother’s final request to be buried next to their father, a soldier who was killed by Saddam Hussein’s regime.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Thu, Sep 28 7:00 PM
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Les Petits Chats + Hide Your Metal

A celebration of the 1960s and 70s, Egypt’s so-called “Golden Age,” Les Petits Chats is named after one of the country’s most beloved bands, which specialized in playing Italian, French, and American music. Screening with short film Hide Your Metal.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Fri, Sep 29 5:10 PM
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Listen

Joud (Hadi Bou Ayash) is a young sound engineer living in Beirut who meets and falls in love with an actor, Rana (Ruba Zarour). After working together on the set of a film, they develop an immediate connection despite coming from different social and religious backgrounds.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

Sun, Oct 1 1:05 PM
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