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Announced: 2015 Arab Film Festival Australia


We’re excited to announce 2015 Arab Film Festival program showcasing some of the most exciting films from the Arab world. From the raucous comedy road trip movie, From A To B, to the Egyptian Cairo Time interweaving the story of six very different characters starring Nour El-Sherif, to an adventure across the Arabian Desert in 1916 with Theeb, this program reflects the unique stories emerging from the region.

The festival opens in Sydney on 13 August at Riverside Theatres with a beautiful film from Lebanon. Ghadi is a story about small town miracles and the love for a son born with special needs. It stars one of Lebanon’s favourite actors Georges Khabbaz and it will make you laugh and cry.

Also in the program is the much-anticipated documentary, Speed Sisters, about the only all-women Arab race car driving team, tearing up the West Bank. From Iraq there is the docu-drama, In The Sands Of Babylon, a story about the forgotten 1991 Iraqi uprising from Mohamed Al-Dardji. Accompanying the feature films, the festival will also have a great selection of shorts from Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq.

Don’t miss this program jam-packed with fast cars, crazy camels, Cairo canals and so much more at Riverside from 13 – 16 August.


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