CALGARY – The Calgary Arab Art and Culture Society has pulled out all the stops in celebration of its seventh year of the Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival – October 18-20, 2019 at Globe Cinema.

“As always, we are very excited about the rapidly approaching Arab Film Nights 2019,” says Executive Director Moness Rizkalla. “The films that we selected to screen this year perfectly match the festival’s objectives and what our dedicated festival goers look for, which is to show everyday life in, and the diversity across, the Arab world.

This year’s festival includes the fifth consecutive year of ‘Canadian Eye on the Arab World’ which is a goal to at least have one movie in the festival that is Canadian made and is about the Middle East or Canadian Arabs. This year, we’re presenting Wall on October 20th, a National Film Board of Canada by Cam Christiansen”

“The weekend’s film program will have something for every taste, from documentaries like Wajd: Songs of Separation by Amar Chebib – a musical documentary of Syrian/Canadian production, and award-winning features ranging from the comedic to the very serious. Something unique to this year’s program is that we’re presenting Dachra, a Tunisian horror movie, screening on the late evening of Saturday, October 19th” adds Rizkalla. 

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The Calgary Arab Art & Culture Society is a not-for-profit society made up of progressive Arab-Canadian professionals, business people and friends. The Society’s goal is to share with Calgarians a fuller, more realistic, side to life in the Arab world. The Society’s activities include wide range of cultural events with a focus on different types of arts like music, comedy, poetry and more.


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