a new International Short Film Series presented by the Arab Film Festival
Little Roxie Theater, San Francisco
Wednesdays, April 9, 16 & 23, 2014.
Arab Shorts is a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary, experimental and animated short films. It focuses on current works that mirror the diversity of the Arab world by bringing the best short films to our American audiences.
The series debuts on Wednesday April 9 with the “Iraqi 35mm Workshop” featured in the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival under the “Muhr Arab Short and Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future” section, which saw the premiere of short films such as Ahmed Yassin’s Children of God that depicts a young amputee attempting to gain the affections of his crush; Luay Fadhil’s Lipstick – a view of Baghdad’s high school teenagers’ fantasies about their teacher in a sex-ed class; Yahya Al-Allaq’s War Canister, the story of a deaf boy from Baghdad forced to steal oil canisters to support his family; and Nesma’s Birds by Najwan Ali & Medoo, an extraordinary look into an awkward 11-year-old adolescent facing the challenges of womanhood.
All films will be screened at the Little Roxie Theater in the Mission District of San Francisco.