02.23.2007

2007 New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival — 23 February – 4 March

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Date/Time: 23/02/2007 12:00 am


Alwan for the Arts Presents:
2007 New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival
23 February – 4 March, 2007

http://www.alwanforthearts.org/filmfestival

In collaboration with 3rd i NY, South Asian Womens Creative
Collective, Downtown Community TV, Columbia University, Rotterdam
Arab Film Festival and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Over 70 recent features, documentaries and shorts showcase the
creative vitality of North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and
their diasporas. Several directors will be in attendance and panel
discussions held. Check the website for updates and ticketing
information: http://www.alwanforthearts.org/filmfestival
*Special Programs*
Artists in Exile
New Documentaries from Afghanistan
Next Generation Filmmakers from the UK
Palestinian Revolution Cinema
Transfixed: South Asian & Arab Experimental Shorts
War Diaries: video projections documenting the daily experiences of
people under siege in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine
Retrospective on and Master Class by Tunisian director Nacer Khemir
*Venues*
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St. @ Canal St.
DCTV
87 Lafayette St. (two blocks south of Canal St.)
Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver St. between Broad & Broadway
Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd St. & Avenue A
Columbia University
Lerner Hall, Schermerhorn Auditorium and Dodge Hall
116th & Broadway
To donate: http://www.alwanforthearts.org/support.html
To volunteer: send an email to info@alwanforthearts.org

*Features*
BAB’AZIZ / Nacer Khemir / France, Iran , Tunisia / 2005 / 96 min / 35
mm /Arabic with English Subtitles
BACK TO HAIFA / Kassem Hawal / Palestine / 1980 / 85 min / DVD /
Arabic with English subtitles
A BAHRAINI TALE / Bassam Al-Thawadi / Bahrain / 2006 / 96 min / 35 mm
/ Arabic with English subtitles / US Premiere
BLED NUMBER ONE / Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche / Algeria, France / 2006 / 100
min / 35 mm / Arabic with English subtitles / US Premiere
BORDER CAFÉ / Kambozia Partovi / Iran / 2005 / 105 min / 35 mm /
Farsi, Turkish, Greek with English subtitles / NY Premiere
DELHI-MUMBAI-DELHI / Saba Dewan / India / 2006 / 63 mins / DVD /
Hindi with English Subtitles / US Premier
THE DOVES LOST NECKLACE / Nacer Khemir France /Italy /Tunisia /1991
/90 min /35 mm / Arabic with English Subtitles
A FEW DAYS LATER & / Niki Karimi / Iran / 2006 / 78 min / 35 mm /
Farsi with English subtitles / NY Premiere
FISH FALL IN LOVE (MAHIHA ASHEGH MISHAVAND) / Ali Raffi / Iran / 2005
/ 96 min / 35 mm/ Persian with English Subtitles / NY Premiere
FOR BREAD ALONE / Rachid Benhadj / Algeria, Italy / 2006 / 100 min /
35 mm / Arabic with English subtitles / US Premiere
THE FORSAKEN LAND (SULANGA ENU PINISA) / Vimukthi Jayasundara /
France, Sri Lanka / 2005 / 108 min / 35 mm/ Sinhalese with English
subtitles
GAME OF LOVE / Li’bit Al-Hobb Mohamed Ali / Egypt / 2006 / 105 min /
35 mm / Arabic with English Subtitles / US Premiere
GRAND FESTIVAL/ MAHOTSAV / Biju Viswanath / India / 2006 / 100 min /
35 mm / Hindi & English with English subtitles / US Premiere
HOMELAND (ONTARJATRA) / Tareque & Catherine Masud / Bangladesh / 2005
/ 95 min / 35 mm / English, Bengali, Sylheti with English subtitles /
US Premiere
ITS WINTER (ZEMESTAN) / Raffi Pitts / Iran / 2006 / 85 min / 35 mm /
Farsi with English subtitles / NY Premiere
LEISURE TIME / Mohamed Mostafa / Egypt / 2006 / 134 min / 35 mm /
Arabic with English subtitles / US Premiere
MOROCCAN SYMPHONY / Kamal Kamal / Morocco / 2006 / 105min / 35 mm /
Arabic with English subtitles / US Premiere
A PERFECT DAY / Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige / France, Germany,
Lebanon / 2005 / 88 min / 35 mm /Arabic with English subtitles
ANURANAN: THE RESONANCE / Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury / India / 2006 /
113 min / 35 mm / Bengali with English subtitles / US Premiere
SEEDS OF DOUBT / Samir Nasr / Egypt, Germany / 2005 / 88 min / 35 mm
/ German and Arabic with English subtitles / NY Premiere
SHADOW OF SILENCE / Abdullah Al Muheisen / Saudi Arabia / 2006 / 110
min / 35 mm / Arabic with English subtitles /US Premiere
SHE AND HE / Elyes Baccar / Tunisia / 2006 / 83 min / 35 mm / Arabic
with English subtitles / US Premiere
THE WANDERS OF THE DESERT / Nacer Khemir / France, Tunisia / 1984 /
95 min / 35 mm / Arabic with English Subtitles
VANAJA / Rajnesh Domalpalli / India / 2006 / 111 min / 35 mm / Telegu
with English Subtitles
WHY OSEA? / Hakim Belabbes / Morocco / 2006 / 87 min / 35 mm /Arabic
with English subtitles / US Premiere
*Documentaries*
6 YARDS TO DEMOCRACY / Nishtha Jain, Smriti Nevatia / India / 2006 /
56 min / DVD / US Premiere
AFGHAN WOMEN: A HISTORY OF STRUGGLE / Kathleen Foster / United
States, Afghanistan / 2007 / 65 min / MiniDV / Persian, Pashto,
English with English subtitles/ Sneak Preview of Work in Progress
THE BOND (NAATA) / Anjali Monteiro, K.P. Jayasankar / India / 2003 /
45 min / DVD / English
A CERTAIN LIBERATION (SWADHINATA) / Yasmine Kabir / Bangladesh / 2003
/ 37 min / DVD/ Bengali with English Subtitles
CHILDREN NONETHELESS /Khadija Abu Ali / Palestine / 1980 / 25 min /
MiniDV / Arabic with French and English subtitles
FACES HUNG ON THE WALL / Wael Deeb / Lebanon / 2006 / 42 min / MiniDV
/ Arabic with English Subtitles / US Premiere
A FEW CRUMBS FOR THE BIRDS (QUELQUES MIETTES POUR LES OISEAUX) /
Annemarie Jacir, Nassim Amaouche / France, Jordan / 2005 / 28 min /
35 mm/ Arabic with English Subtitles / NY Premiere
IRAQ: THE SONG OF THE MISSING MEN / Layth Abdulamir / Iraq / 2006 /
54 min/ DVCAM / Arabic with English Subtitles / US Premiere
ITHAKI / Ibrahim El Batout / Egypt / 2006/ 70 min / Digibeta / Arabic
and Greek with English Subtitles / US Premiere
KABUL TRANSIT / David B. Edwards, Maliha Zulfacar, Gregory Whitmor /
United States, Afghanistan / 2006 / 104 min / BetaSP / English,
Persian, Pashto, and French with English
KOFR SHOBA / Samir Nimr / Palestine / 1972 / 34 min /Arabic with
English subtitles
MAKING OF “SEXY BOY” / Rajesh & Abhi Nair, Laura Taflinger / United
Kingdom / 2006 / 19 min / DVD / English US Premiere
MY CULTURAL DIVIDE / Faisal Lutchmedial / Bangladesh / Canada / 2006
/ 75 min/ DVCAM / English & Bengali with English Subtitles
PROJECTING CULTURE: PERCEPTIONS OF ARAB & AMERICAN FILMS / Carroll
Hodge / United States / 2006 /30 min / DVD / English
SHEWRITE / Anjali Monteiro, K.P. Jayasankar / India / 2005 / 55 min /
DVCAM / Tamil with English Subtitles / US Premiere
STRANGER IN MY OWN SKIN / Shabnam Sukhdev / Canada, Egypt / 2006 / 33
min / DVD / Arabic and English with English Subtitles/ NY Premiere
TEARDROPS OF KARNAPHULI (KARNAPHULIR KANNA) / Tanvir Mokammel /
Bangladesh / 2005 / 60 min / DVD / Bengali with English Subtitles
THEY DON’T EXIST / Mustafa Abu Ali / Palestine / 1974 / 25 min /
Arabic with English subtitles
VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND / Meena Nanji / United States/ Afghanistan
/ 2006/ 82 min / DVD / Dari, Pashto, and English with English
Subtitles
WAR & PEACE (JUNG AUR AMAN) / Anand Patwardhan / United States,
India, Japan, Pakistan / 2006 / 93 min / DVD / Urdu, Hindi & English
with English Subtitles / US Premiere
THE WAY BACK HOME (AL TAREK ELA ALBAYT) / Ghada Terawi / Palestine /
2006 / 33 min/ DVD / Arabic with English Subtitles
*Shorts*
AWAY FROM HOME / Qais il Zobaidi / Syria / 1969 / 11 min / DVD /
Arabic with English subtitles
AZAN: A CALL TO PRAYER / Heena Bukhari, Mark Raeburn / United Kingdom
/ 2006 / 10 min Digibeta / English US Premiere
BAGHDAD DAYS (AYYAM BAGHDAD) / Hiba Bassem / Iraq / 2006 / 35 min/
DVCAM / Arabic with English Subtitles / US Premiere
BEIRUT AFTER SHAVE / Hany Tamba / Lebanon / 2005 / 22 min / 35 mm/
Arabic with English Subtitles / US Premiere
BEST MATES / Maninderpal Sahota / United Kingdom/ 2006/ 10 min/ DVD/
English US Premiere
BIJILI – HEART OF A DRAG QUEEN / Jaishri Abichandani / United States
/ 2006 /2 min / MiniDV / Hindustani
BORN OUT OF DEATH / Monica Maurer / Palestine / 1981 / 9 min / 16 mm
CHICKEN SOUP / Farah Abushwesha / United Kingdom / 2006 / 8 min /
Digibeta / English / US Premiere
DINNER GUESTS / Jaret Vadera / United States / 2006 / 2 min / MiniDV
DOLLEY / Sarita Khurana / United States / 4 min / MiniDV
EXPLOSIONS / Hammad Khan / United Kingdom / 2006 / 10 min / Digibeta
/ English US Premiere
FULL / Jaret Vadera / United States / 2006 / 2 min / MiniDV
HOUSE OF FLESH (BIET MIN LAHM) / Rami Abdel Jabbar / Egypt / 2005 / 5
min / DVCAM / Arabic with English Subtitles
HOW TO WAVE A FLAG IN A VACUUM / Srestha Premnath / 3 min / MiniDV
THE LAUGHING CLUB / Jesal Kapadia / 10 min / MiniDV
ON A MONDAY (YOM AL-ITNEYN) / Tamer El Said / Egypt / 2006 / 8 min /
Beta SP / Arabic with English Subtitles
OUTSIDE THE SAYING OF IT / Vaidehi Chitre / United States, Iran /
2005/ 18 min/ DVD / English
REMOTE / Carol Pereira / India / 2min / MiniDV
RISE AND SHINE (SABAH ELFOLL) / Sherif Elbendary / Egypt /2006 / 9
min / 35 mm/ Arabic with English Subtitles US Premiere
ROBOTIC / Jaishri Abichandani / India / 2006 / 2.25 min / MiniDV /
English
A SONG FOR DANIEL / Jason DaSilva / United States, Iraq / 2005 / 9
min / DVD / English & Arabic with English Subtitles
SYMBIOSIS / Carol Pereira / 6 min / MiniDV
TSAWER (PICS) / Nejib Belkadhi / Tunisia / 2006 / 11 min / 35 mm /
Arabic with English Subtitles / US Premiere
A THOUSAND APOLOGIES / Srestha Premnath / United States / 2.5 min /
MiniDV
TRACE EXCHANGE EXCAVATE / Mariam Ghani / 20 min
THE VISIT / Qais il Zobaidi / Syria / 1970 / 10 min / DVD /Arabic
with English subtitles
VIVA LIBERTY! / Dishad Husain / United Kingdom / 2006 / 20 min / DVD
/ English
THE WASH (VASKERIET) / Hisham al-Zouki / Norway, Syria / 2005 / 8 min
/ 35 mm / Arabic with English Subtitles / US Premiere
The New York Arab and South Asian Film Festival is made possible in
part through the generous support of the Fund for Creative
Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization
Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council & The
Collaborative Marketing Grant from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
with the generous support of The September 11th Fund. Additional
support from Springer Associates PR, Deep Dish TV and Columbia
Universitys Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and
Cultures, the Middle East Institute, and the Film Division of the
School of the Arts.

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