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Arab Women's Film Series
Date Tuesday May 17
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
2 Plaza St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94116
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLulu Azzghayer
ARAB WOMEN’S FILM SERIES

Every other Tuesday @ 7pm
at the
Arab Cultural and Community Center
Location: ACCC
2 Plaza St.
San Francisco, CA,94116

Synopsis of Upcomming Film: Four Women of Egypt Dir. By Tahani Rached (90 min.)

"Four Women of Egypt" is more than a film; it is an event, a public conversation. The four women speak animatedly about the nation, politics, culture, and Islam. They connect the politics and ideologies of past and present with the adhesive of their own experience. The women saturate their conversations with humor, that quintessentially Egyptian vernacular, and with irony, that most delicious of deconstructive devices. They speak with refreshing candor and hard-hitting honesty as they rake over the past and muddle through the present.
The four are friends. They are nationalists and progressives; one among them is a veiled Islamist. The women defy the stereotypical notion that "fundamentalists" and "secularists" do not talk to each other, that they do not have shared experiences or common concerns. They assault the barriers of rigid ideologies. No wonder the film-deftly directed by Tahani Rachid, a Montreal filmmaker who grew up in Egypt-has touched a nerve in audiences in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world, as well as in the West.

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SCHEDULE OF FILMS

All films will be shown every other Tuesday and will begin at 7pm. These films shed light on the struggles, courage and accomplishments of Arab women living in the Arab world and the United States.

For more information, please call the ACCC at: (415) 664-2200 or email us at:
outreach@arabculturalcenter.org



TUESDAY, MARCH 29th
1. “Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt” (1996). Directed by Michael Goldman and narrated by Omar Shariff (67 min.).

TUESDAY, APRIL 12th
2. “Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon” (1986) Directed by Jean Chamoun and Mai Masri
(70 min.).

TUESDAY, APRIL 26th
3. “Hollywood Harems” (1999)
Directed by Tania-Kamal Eldin
(24 min.). “Benaat Chicago” Dir. by Jennifer Canar & Mary Zerkel (30 min.).

TUESDAY, MAY 3rd
4. “Rachida” Country of origin Algeria (2003) Directed by Yamina Bachir- Chouikh. RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 24TH

TUESDAY, MAY 17th
5. “Four Women of Egypt” (1997) Directed by Tahani Rached (90min.)

TUESDAY, MAY 31st.
6. “Ashiqat al-Cinema (Les Passionees du Cinema, Women Who Loved Cinema)” Directed by Marianne Khoury (116 min.).

TUESDAY, JUNE 14th
7. “Covered: The Hejab in Egypt” (1995) Directed by Tania-Kamal Eldin” (25 min.).

TUESDAY, JUNE 28th
8. “The Kite” Country of origin, Lebanon (2003). Directed by Randal Sabbag (80min.).




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