• Publication date: February 25, 2014

To support the film industry in the Arab world… The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture announces the "AFAC Film Week" in Beirut

 Egyptian star Asser Yassin

Egyptian star Asser Yassin

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) held a press conference, Tuesday, to announce the first edition of the "AFAC Film Week" which will be held at the "Metropolis" movie Theatre in Beirut, between the 4th and 11th of March.

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) held a press conference, Tuesday, to announce the first edition of the "AFAC Film Week" which will be held at the "Metropolis" movie Theatre in Beirut, between the 4th and 11th of March.

 The Week’s programing includes 11 feature films, documentaries and shorts, partly produced through the  "AFAC" initiative during the past two years; only a fraction of the 150 cinematic projects supported by the Foundation, since its inception in 2007.

 The 11 selected films offer a vivid picture of Arab societies faced with challenges of national identity, cultural heritage, political unrest and internal turmoil. The emergent picture is one of a chaotic present and an uncertain future.

 

Day
Film
Time
Director
Country /
Category
Production
Date.
Length
Tuesday
4th March
My Love Awaits
By the Sea
.
8:00 pm
Dir. Mais Darwazah
Jordan /
Documentary
2013
80 min
Wednesday
5th March
Arij
8:00 pm
Dir. Viola Shafik
Egypt /
Documentary
2014
90 min
Thursday
6th March
The Mulberry House
8:00 pm
Dir. Sara Ishaq
Yemen /
Documentary
2013
65 min
Friday
7th March
Rags and Tatters
8:00 pm
Dir. Ahmad Abdallah
Egypt /
Fiction
2013
86 min
Saturday
8th March
Amal’s Garden
7:00 pm
Dir. Nadia Shihab
Iraq /
Short Documentary
2012
33 min
Saturday
8th March
Nation Estate
7:00 pm
Dir. Larissa Sansour
Palestine /
Short Fiction
2011
9 min
Saturday
8th March
The Disquiet
7:00 pm
Dir. Ali Cherri
Lebanon /Short Fiction
2013
20 min
Saturday
8th March
Birds of September
9:00 pm
Dir. Sarah Francis
Lebanon /
Documentary
2013
93 min
Sunday
9th March
Waves
8:00 pm
Dir. Ahmed Noor
Egypt /
Documentary
2013
70 min
Monday
10th March
Family Albums
8:00 pm
Dir. Mais Darwazah,
Dir. Nassim Amaouch,
Dir. Sameh Zoabi
Dir. Erige Sehiri
Palestine, Jordan, Tunis, Algeria /
Documentary
2012
80 min
Tuesday
11th March
Chaos, Disorder
8:00 pm
Dir. Nadine Khan
Egypt /
Feature Film.
2012
76 min