Arab Film Festival 2017


The Arab Film Festival Australia (AFFA) is on again this August.  Its a 4 day festival jam packed with the latest in contemporary Arab cinema plus a party with Knafeh to kick it off.  The films we bring to Australian audiences offer an incite to the realities of contemporary Arab experiences, stories of love, adventure and survival. This year the festival program presents inspiring Arab stories from Australia, Algeria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.

For more information visit arabfilmfestival.com.au

  • MAHBAS

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    17 Aug 2017
    Riverside Theatre
    A romantic comedy about love and marriage amongst our Arab neighbours…. and enemies
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  • Ali’s Wedding

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    18 Aug 2017
    Riverside Theatre
    After a “white lie” which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naïve and musically gifted Muslim cleric’s eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born Lebanese girl.
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  • A Maid for Each

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    19 Aug 2017
    Lennox Theatre
    Zein owns an agency that recruits and supplies domestic workers in Beirut.
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  • I Still Hide to Smoke

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    19 Aug 2017
    Lennox Theatre
    Starring Hiam Abbas this is tragi-comedy about nine very different women gathering at the local Hammam.
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  • Gaza Surf Club

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    20 Aug 2017
    Lennox Theatre
    This heartfelt documentary takes us into the world of the Gaza Strip’s surfing enthusiasts.
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  • Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim

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    20 Aug 2017
    Lennox Theatre
    Ali, Ibrahim and Nada set off on an adventure that takes them to the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Nile in this touching tale of friendship, reconciliation, self-discovery and self-acceptance.
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