Arab Film Festival 2016


21 – 24 July

The Arab Film Festival Australia is on again this July. It’s 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 offer Australian audiences an incite to the realities of contemporary Arab experiences, stories of survival, hope and love. The program presents inspiring Arab stories from Australia, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Syria and Qatar. For more information visit arabfilmfestival.com.au

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  • Halal Love

    21 Jul 2016
    Riverside Theatre
    Join us as we kick off the 2016 Arab Film Festival with a special film screening and a party with Knafef afterwards to celebrate!
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  • Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou?

    22 Jul 2016
    Riverside Theatre
    A comedic tour de force, recreated by the restoration of the Super 8 footage shot 35 years ago.
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  • Nawara

    23 Jul 2016
    Lennox Theatre
    Director Hala Khalil chronicles the aftermath of the Tahrir Square revolution on a young woman who works as a maid for Egypt's elite.
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  • Waiting for the Fall

    23 Jul 2016
    Lennox Theatre
    This award-winning film is a must-see, mixing slapstick satire and poignant scenes to capture the surreal atmosphere in war-torn Syria.
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  • Roshmia

    24 Jul 2016
    Lennox Theatre
    This award-winning documentary captures an elderly couple in a final standoff with the local authorities to maintain their lifestyle in Roshmia.
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  • El Clasico

    24 Jul 2016
    Lennox Theatre
    You'll love this film about big dreams, an enormous passion for football and with a large portion of love.
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