Queerantine: A throwback to Queer Arab shorts [Online]

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Thu Jun 18: 6.00pm PDT – Fri Jun 19: 11:59pm PDT

BLACK LIVES MATTER. In recognition of the importance of the current moment, NWFF is donating ALL PROCEEDS from our June film screenings to organizations that empower the Black community. This particular screening benefits Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network. Learn more about this initiative here or donate directly to NWFF.



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** The annual Seattle Arab Film Festival will be held August 29-30, 2020. Visit the festival’s website for more information and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates! **

In these times of rage, sorrow, and physical distancing, we know that community is more important than ever. With that in mind, the Seattle Arab Film Festival invites you to join us for a throwback screening of some of our favorite queer Arab shorts in honor of Pride! Join us from your living room to celebrate stories that highlight the diversity, resilience, and talent of queer Arab communities around the world.

Tickets are pay as you can and all proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network.

Total duration: 71 minutes

The Program:



(Mike Mosallam, US, 2015, 18 min)

Mo, a practicing Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan.



(Darine Hotait, US, 2015, 15 min)

Two Arab-American women in New York City fall in love, argue home and identity, engage in a chess battle, and express themselves through the power of the spoken word. I Say Dust explores poetry in cinema.



(Hena Ashraf, US, 2018, 10 min)

It’s Ramadan in Dearborn, Michigan. Suffering from acute anxiety, Roshan meets up with a friend, only to find her plans for the night completely disrupted.



(Lara Zeidan, Lebanon & Canada, 2018, 9 min)

Four Lebanese girls go on a ferris wheel ride to make their friend feel better about her breakup. Their conversation drifts to a less fun place.



(Karim Boukhari, Morocco, 2015, 19 min)

A random afternoon, a movie theater lost within the noises of Casablanca. A young man buys a ticket, enters the cinema and dresses as a woman. But nothing goes as planned…

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