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Announcing Arab Film Nights, Friday June 6th to Sunday June 8th 2014

Calgary’s 5th Arab Film Festival, Arab Film Nights 2014, will be held at Festival Hall in Inglewood, 1215 10 Ave SE. The Films, listed below, are filmed in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Egypt & Syria.

This year we will be accepting donations for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Syrian Relief Fund.

Complimentary refreshments & hors d’oeuvres will be served during intermission.

Friday June 6 7:00 PM: When Monaliza Smiled – A Jordanian romantic comedy featuring a strong heroine who battles Arab stereotypes & tradition. Set in Amman, Jordan. In Arabic with English Subtitles. This film has been nominated for
various awards in the Middle East. PG

Friday June 6 9:15 PM: La Moakhza (Excuse my French) –  A Western Canada Premier! A coming of age film, about a Christian boy who pretends to be a Muslim when he transfers to a new school. This is a delightful story filled with social commentary about school life in Egypt through the eyes of a young boy. In Arabic with English Subtitles. G

Saturday June 7, 6:00 PM: Al Oustadh (Professor). Shot during Tunisia’s Arab Spring, this is an award winning (DohaTribeca Festival – Best Actor) political thriller about Tunisia’s crackdown on opposition activists during the 1970s. In French & Arabic with English Subtitles. PG

Saturday June 7 8:15 PM: Zabana! This story about Algeria’s first martyr in the 1950s war of independence from France. This was Algeria’s official entry in the 85th Academy Awards. In French, Berber & Arabic with English Subtitles. PG

Saturday June 7 10:15 PM: Rock The Casbah. A western Canadian Premiere! It rocked Toronto & Ottawa earlier this year! This film features a strong female cast and is directed by renowned Middle Eastern director Laïla Marakkchi. An endearing family drama with a twist, it is set in Tangiers around the funeral of the family patriarch, played by Academy Award winner Omar Shariff. French & Arabic with English Subtitles. 14A

Sunday June 8 6:00 PM: Syrian Shorts. A screening of seven recent short films produced by Syrian film makers. Some were clandestinely filmed during the current crisis in Syria. Artistic, creative and thought provoking. Arabic with English Subtitles. PG

Sunday June 8 7:15 PM: The Village Under the Forest. Ever wonder what happened to the money collected by schoolchildren in the West for Israeli re-­forestation programs? This award winning documentary (Encounters Film Festival 2013) follows a South African filmmaker’s quest to find out the story behind one such project. English and Arabic with Subtitles. PG

General Admission: $25.00/night per person
Students: $20.00/night per person
Weekend Pass: $60.00 per person

Ticket price includes refreshments & hors d’oeuvres at intermission.

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 staging a wide range of cultural events.

For further information please visit: www.CalgaryArabArtsSociety.ca
Facebook: Arab Film Nights
Twitter: YYC_Arab Arts
info@CalgaryArabArtsSociety.ca

Announcing Arab Film Nights 2013

Announcing Arab Film Nights, Friday May 24th to Sunday May 26th, Festival Hall Calgary

The Society’s second event to date, Arab Film Nights, will be held at Festival Hall in Inglewood, 1215 10 Ave SE.

The Films, listed below, are shot and/or produced in Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine and Egypt.

Friday May 24 6:30 PM: Free Men An amazingly true and heroic story about the Muslim Resistance in occupied France.

Friday May 24 9:30 PM: Where Do We Go Now? By acclaimed director Nadine Lebaki. The film is the winner of the 2011 Cadillac People’s Choice award at the Toronto International Film.

Saturday May 25 6:30 PM: Late December, an award winning coming of age movie with a strong heroine, set in small town Tunisia;

Saturday May 25 9:30 PM – Double Feature: Another Night on Earth, a film about the Egyptian Revolution. It is the 2013 Goya Award winner and the (Spain) and 2013 Leipzig Film Critics Award winner. Our second film is Words of Witness by Egyptian-American Film director, Mai Iskander. This film follows the challenges of a true to life heroine, Heby Afify, who as a young female journalist covers the Egyptian Revolution. It has won many awards on the festival circuit.

Sunday May 26 6:30 PM: The Virgin the Copts and Me, an amusing yet sincere movie about faith and believing in a Muslim and Coptic Egyptian setting.

Sunday May 26 9:30 PM: The War Around US, a gripping film that chronicles the experience of the only two foreign journalists who covered the entire Gaza War.

General Admission: $25.00/night per person
Weekend Pass: $60.00/night per person
Ticket prices include refreshments & hors d’oeuvres at intermission.

Recently established, the Calgary Arab Art & Culture Society is a not-for-profit society made up of progressive Arab-Canadian professionals & business people. The Society’s goal is to show Calgarians a more realistic side to life in the Arab world. The Society’s social events include comedy nights, films and distinguished Speakers.

For further information please visit:
www.CalgaryArabArtsSociety.ca
Calgary Arab Arts & Culture Society

AHMED AHMED @ Yuk Yuk’s – April 11th, 2013

Our first event will be a fund raiser on Thursday April 11th as indicated in the attached poster. Your personal support and influence to spread the word about the April 11th fund raising evening with leading Arab (Egyptian) American comedian Ahmed Ahmed at Yuk Yuk’s will be greatly appreciated. Tickets to this Special Show are now available for $25. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins 7:30. Both Yuk Yuk’s and our society look forward to this fund raising event being the first of many to come.

To order you tickets, please call. We can arrange to deliver tickets to you or will otherwise arrange to have a Will Call desk for ticket pick-up on April 11th.

 

“Thanks Yuk Yuk’s”
“Thanks Ahmed”
“Thanks to our friends for making the fund raiser a great success”

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