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2020 San Diego Arab Film Festival

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Museum of Photographic Arts

1649 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

In light of the corona virus situation, the San Diego Arab Film Festival is postponing its 2020 Festival until June 19-28. Our community will be best served by taking this action.

Tickets already purchased will be refunded as soon as we can process them. A detailed schedule for the new dates will be announced soon.

If you have any questions, please email: lchristian@sandiegoaff.org. The situation is developing quickly. Just as we made this decision, the California Department of Public Health called for events like ours scheduled for the month of March to be postponed or cancelled.

We sincerely hope that the corona virus will be well-contained by June and that our community can return to its cultural celebrations.

Thank you, again for your support and we hope to see you in June.

--The San Diego Arab Film Festival

The 2020 San Diego Arab Film Festival will celebrate Arab culture on two weekends - June 19-28 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Festival goers can screen 10 different feature-length and short films from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Diaspora.

A project of KARAMA, the San Diego Arab Film Festival will open on June 19 with the Tunisian film Arab Blues, a comedy about a Tunisian woman who, after living in Paris for 10 years, returns to Tunis to set up a psychotherapy practice. This rich premise provides many opportunities to look at issues of coming home, breaking taboos, building community and navigating bureaucracy, all under the watchful eye of a local cop.

Other highlights include the first ever full-length animated film from Egypt (The Knight and the Princess) and 2020 Oscar submission from Morocco (Adam) and Lebanon (1982). This year’s festival also features several films from the Arab diaspora, including Spain, Germany, France, Canada and the US.

The festival will offer the option to purchase Festival passes for all 10 screenings, 3-screening ticket packages, and tickets for individual screenings. Individual tickets are $12 General and $7 Student for evening screenings and $10 General and $5 Student for Saturday matinees. Three-screening ticket packages are $33. Full Festival Passes are $100.

For screenings on Fridays and Saturdays, Palestinian dinners are available for $15/plate. Dinner prices include coffee, tea, water, dessert and sales tax. For Sunday screenings, Falafel sandwiches, dessert and coffee, tea and water for $10.

For more information, and to view the full lineup and purchase tickets, visit http://SanDiegoAFF.org.

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