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Mizna Arab Film Fest 2018 Tour: St. Paul Edition

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Anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, and anti-immigrant sentiments are nothing new, but at this political and cultural moment, they have reached a dangerous fever pitch. How do we work against this hateful rhetoric? Film has the power to connect people to one another's stories and generate empathy in a powerful way. In the spring of 2018, Mizna will bring independent Arab cinema to six Minnesota college campuses and the neighborhoods they call home. At each location, we will screen one selection from the best of our previous festivals, covering a range of forms, nationalities, and subjects.

All students, neighborhood residents, and Minnesotans are welcome to engage with these authentic narratives by contemporary Arab filmmakers. Some screenings TBD will be followed by a post-screening discussion engaging audiences with local Arab and Muslim thinkers and creatives, delving into the aesthetics and critical topics brought up by the film.

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> Jan 26 at Macalester College, John B. Davis Hall
Those Who Remain by Eliane Raheb, Lebanon/UAE

> Feb 8 at Concordia University, Beutow Memorial Music Center
Tramontane by Vatche Boulghourjian, Lebanon/France

> Feb 23 at Hamline University, Sundin Hall
As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid, Tunisia/France/UAE

> Mar 9 at St. Catherine University & Wisdom Ways, Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium
Mariam by Faiza Ambah, Saudi Arabia/France + Shorts

> Mar 23 at Metropolitan State University, Film Space, Founders Hall
The Preacher by Magdi Ahmed Ali, Egypt

Tickets are $10 each, or $30 for a pass to see all five films. $6 senior/low-income tickets available. Tickets are FREE for students at door.

This project is made possible by the Knight Foundation.

College and community partners: Macalester College , Hamline University, St. Catherine University, Concordia University, Metropolitan State University, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Macalester-Groveland Community Council, Lexington-Hamline Community Council, Union Park District Council, Hamline Midway Coalition, Highland District Council, Dayton's Bluff Community Council.


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Stay tuned for our special two-day culmination April 14-15 at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, Pellegrene Auditorium:

> The Wanted 18 by Amer Shomali, Palestine
> Short experimental films by Andrea Shaker, USA (CSB/SJU, Professor of Art)
> As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid, Tunisia/France/UAE
> A Man in Our House by Henry Barakat, Egypt
> Mariam by Faiza Ambah, Saudi Arabia/France + Rumee: MN Somali Shorts by Hamse Warfa, Halima Aden, Suud Olat, and Mohamed Warsame, USA
> Detroit Unleaded by Rola Nashef, USA (filmmaker present)> 12pm A Man in Our House by Henry Barakat, Egypt

*Passes for the St Paul Festival do not include the April 14-15 screenings. Those tickets can be found here.*

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