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WFI@ARABIAN SIGHTS: Opening Weekend Film & After Parties! THURSDAY OCT 21 & FRIDAY OCT 22

WOODLEY HOUSE

Washington, DC

WFI@ARABIAN SIGHTS: Opening Weekend Film & After...

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ARABIAN SIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: THURSDAY Night Film & After Party Sold Out $15.00 $1.81
ARABIAN SIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: FRIDAY Night Film & After Party Sold Out $15.00 $1.81

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Event Details

FRIDAY OCTOBER 22 @ 6:30
Goethe-Institut Washington (7th & Eye, NW) / MAP
 
Film 6:30PM: "
KICK OFF" then AFTERPARTY


Directed by Iraqi Kurd SHAWKAT AMIN KORKI

Iraqi Kurdistan, Japan, 2009, 81 minutes, Color

An unused soccer stadium acts as a makeshift home for hundreds of Kurdish, Arab, Turkish, and Assyrian refugees in this award-winning film from Kurdish filmmaker, Shawkat Amin Korki. Amidst the tragically abandoned but visually stunning environment of a more peaceful time, Asu (Kurdish singer Shwan Atuf) decides to lift the spirits of his injured brother and impress his neighbor, the lovely Helin, with activities to distract everyone from the grey world around them. Comic circumstances follow as Asu and his friend Sako try to arrange a soccer tournament, and struggle to get sponsors, jerseys, and even a ball, all in contrast with explosions going off just beyond. Stunningly shot in both black & white and color, this entertaining tale of friendship and a growing sense of community earned the Grand Prize at both the Gulf and Taipei International Film Festivals and the International Film Critics Award in 2009.

In Kurdish and Arabic with English Subtitles


After Party Presented by Washington Film Institute and Catered by Zenobia Cafe

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Goethe-Institut
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


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WOODLEY HOUSE, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing housing and support services for the mentally ill for over 50 years (IRS nonprofit # 53-0245460), helping them reclaim their lives and achieve their goals of greater independence and a return to family and friends.

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