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JAM3A Virtual Screening

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ArteEast is pleased to co-present a special Arab Film Series program as part of AANM’s JAM3A Festival – a free virtual music and arts festival taking place Sept. 23-26, 2021. Films and musical performances are all free with registration!

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“ART WAR,” Marco Williams, Egypt, 2018, 90min
Synopsis: ART WAR is the story of young, creative Egyptian Artists of the Arab Spring who, through the means of graffiti murals, rebellious music, art, and enlightenment, try to salvage their revolution from going under. The film follows revolutionary artists through 2,5 years of post-revolutionary anarchy, from the 2011 Arab Spring to the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.

“Sama’ Abdulhadi: The Palestinian techno queen blasting around the globe,” Jan Beddegenoodts, Palestine, 2019, 14 min
A portrait of Sama’ Abuldhadi, the Palestinian techno queen, blasting around the globe. An emblematic artist of the Palestinian underground scene, Abuldhadi is one of the first DJs and electronic music producers to emerge from the region.

“It Ain’t Where You From,” Bahrain, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, UAE , 2021, 32 minutes
Synopsis: What do you do when you grow up without a family or a homeland, with a different vibe and a different tribe? You have to create your own path. This is the story of It Ain’t Where You From. Dubai based filmmaker, poet, producer and activist Philip Jamal Rachid (aka Soultrotter) has assembled the primary talent of the burgeoning, young Gulf Hip Hop scene in a first-time collaboration with some of its key figures. Dance, music, spoken word, graphics and street art collide in this powerful film portrait of a thriving scene.

The Arab Film Series is presented by ArteEast in partnership with the Arab American National Museum and Arab Film and Media Institute