Arab Film Festival Sydney 2011

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KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more! Art Nation - Arab Film Festival - Video - ABC Arts. Arab Film Festival Australia. Description ABOUT AFF (Arab Film Festival) The Arab Film Festival has been around since 2001, and is now a major event on Sydney’s screen cultural calendar.

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We aim to showcase stories from diverse Arabic speaking cultures to all Australian audiences that reflect the complexity and diversity of Arab experiences. Arab Film Festival preview - SBS Films. This is a propitious time to be running an Australian festival devoted to Arab cinema.

Arab Film Festival preview - SBS Films

Not only have two relatively new, well-funded festivals in the neighbouring emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi given a shot in the arm to the region's filmmakers, but the region is undergoing the kind of social and political turmoil that can only nourish dramatic storytelling. Its filmmakers are not just making calling card films to land themselves a gig in Hollywood, as so often occurs in the West, but have local stories they are burning to tell. Thanks to the recent people's revolts that began in Tunisia and spread across the Arab world, 2011 has been one of those landmark years in contemporary history to compare to 1989 (the collapse of the Iron Curtain) and 1968 (youth revolts in the west, uprising in Czechoslavakia).

And it's not over yet. Australians awoke on Wednesday to news that Cairo's Tahrir Square had been awash with battles between protestors and security forces. Arab Film Festival 2010 on ABC NEWS. Greg King's Film Reviews » 2011 ARAB FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Festival co-director Fadia Abboud. By GREG KING “Arab stories are different,” states Fadia Abboud, the co-director of the Arab Film Festival, who is speaking from her office in Sydney.

Greg King's Film Reviews » 2011 ARAB FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Festival co-director Fadia Abboud

“They come from the Arab world, but they are also about Arabs in the diaspora, because we’re here and we’re making films as well. Our perspective very rarely gets seen on Australian screens, so it’s very important for us to include those in our festival.” Arab Film Fest AU (arabfilmfestau) Arab Film Festival - Riverside Theatres - Film. The stories, culture and heritage of Arab people worldwide will be celebrated with a collection of local and international shorts, documentaries and features at the Arab Film Festival.

Arab Film Festival - Riverside Theatres - Film

"We've got a range of different styles of films," explains festival co-director Fadia Abboud. "The festival isn't just Arab arthouse. It's the cinema that people watch every day in their homes [as well as] documentary, animation and more. " SBS Films - Arab Film Festival 2011. SBS Audio and Language : Arabic : Highlight: Arab-Film-Festival-Australia. Arab Film Festival Australia. Back to art projects Arab Film Festival Australia Project partner: Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) in NSW Location: In 2011, the festival will be held in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide Timeline: 2009 - 2011.

Arab Film Festival Australia

Celebrating the filmmakers who don't give up. Son of Babylon is one of the films that will be showing at the Arab Film Festival.

Celebrating the filmmakers who don't give up

When he wanted to make his controversial film about present-day Cairo, the director Sameh Abdel Aziz needed to be creative about obtaining a film permit from censorious authorities. ''I had to call on favours from many, many friends in the film industry, directors and producers who gave me their permits to film [including] under the guise of shooting a commercial for a laundry detergent,'' he says. Arab Film Festival Australia.

Arab films will continue pushing limits. Arab Film Festival – Australia. Arab Film Festival 2011 at Riverside Theatre - Film events - Concrete Playground Sydney. When: Thursday, 30 June - Sunday, 3 JulyWhere: Riverside Theatre , Cnr Church and Markets St Parramatta NSW 2150 How much: 18/12 or 69/99 Marathon pass It must be an exciting time to run an Arab film festival this year, while the Arab Spring cascades across the region.

Arab Film Festival 2011 at Riverside Theatre - Film events - Concrete Playground Sydney

But nail-biting too, not knowing if this year's selection of films will still be relevant two months from now. The 2011 Arab Film Festival got lucky: opening the Festival this year is The Cry of an Ant.