Join the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), Berkeley City College, and Yalla Arabi as we present the Arab Film Series. Catch some of the hottest films that have screened at the Arab Film Festival. Screenings are free and open to the public.
Feburary 8, 2018 – Arab Film Series Screening: Mahbas (Solitaire) – Egypt, Jordan Lebanon
Solitaire (Mahbas) was the opening night film at The Castro from the most recent AFF film festival. The personal prejudices spewing from the Middle East’s political turmoils form the backdrop of SOLITAIRE, a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor.
Reserve Your Free Tickets/Seats on Eventbrite – Arab Film Series – Mahbas (Solitaire)
The free Arab Film Series is back at Berkeley City College through the summer! The series has returned, fully funded via a mini-grant from the Innovation Fund, thanks to a fruitful collaboration between Berkeley City College President, Dr. Rowena Tomaneng and Professor Dr. Gaye Walton-Price, The Arab Film Festival(AFF) and Yalla Arabi.
The screenings benefit Dr. Price’s Arabic language students at BCC and the community at large seeking to engage with creative voices responding to current events related to the Middle East and the Arab-American experience, as well as anyone who is interested broadly in Arab culture or language. Previous screenings have included both a filmmaker and film director that engaged with students and attendees in a lively and educational post-film Q & A.
The sub-titled film series includes contemporary award-winning films and is in collaboration with the renown Arab Film festival, the longest running independent Arab film festival in North America, and Yalla Arabi, an Arabic language and cultural meetup group founded in 2008 by Peralta District employee, Faiza Ali, who dreamt up the idea for the BCC film series.
EVERYONE is welcome to these #FREE upcoming screenings in the Berkeley City College auditorium. They all begin promptly at 6:30pm:
This Thursday, Feb. 8th – “Solitaire”
Solitaire (Mahbas) was the opening night film at The Castro from the most recent AFF film festival.
The personal prejudices spewing from the Middle East’s political turmoils form the backdrop of SOLITAIRE, a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor.
Arab Film Series Schedule
2/8/2018 – Mahbas (Solitaire) – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon
3/5/2018 – 17 – Jordan
3/29/2018 – Investigating Paradise – Algeria, France
4/26/2018 – Documentary Shorts – Various Countries
5/24/2018 – Refugees Stories – Various Countries
More information at arabfilminstitute.org
Gaye Walton-Price, PhD
Berkeley City College
Modern Languages Department