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Syrian Film Program at Queens Museum, in association with AFI’s Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement, & the Ban exhibition
Syrian Film Program at Queens Museum, in association with AFI’s Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement, & the Ban exhibition

Posted: Dec 6, 2018

Join us for a special film program organized by ArteEast, featuring two Syrian films – one animated short and a feature film in association with Artistic Freedom Initiative’s Community Partnership Exhibtion: Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement, & the Ban The screenings will be held on December 16th and repeated on January 19th, both days at 3 […]

An evening with Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef in conversation with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch
An evening with Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef in conversation with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch

Posted: Jul 31, 2018

Join us Tuesday, August 7, 7pm at UnionDocs for an evening with Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef, in conversation with Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division. The evening will feature a sneak preview of Aida ElKashef’s The Day I Ate The Fish, the feature documentary in-progress revisits stories of women behind bars in Egypt’s infamous women’s prison, Al Qanater, convicted of murdering their husbands. The evening will include a screening of ElKashef’s activist video work with Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment (OpAntiSH), active in Egypt during the revolution to combat sexual harrassment and sexual assaults of female protestors in Tahrir Square.

Contribute now to support NYC Artist Residency and new film by Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef
Contribute now to support NYC Artist Residency and new film by Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef

Posted: Jun 19, 2018

Contribute now to help support July artist residency in NYC for Egyptian Filmmaker Aida ElKashef Support Aida's work on "The Day I Ate The Fish": the feature documentary revisits stories of women behind bars in Egypt’s infamous women’s prison, Al Qanater, convicted of murdering their husbands.

Double Documentary Screening and Director Talk
Double Documentary Screening and Director Talk

Posted: Oct 20, 2016

ArteEast invites you to a Double Screening Documentary event followed by a discussion with award-winning Directors and Sponsored Artists-in-Residence Myriam El Hage and M. Siam. Moderated by Soyoung Yoon, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at The New School.

ArteEast Review: Jihan El-Tahri’s “Nasser”
ArteEast Review: Jihan El-Tahri’s “Nasser”

Posted: Mar 9, 2016

Nasser, a documentary by director Jihan El-Tahri, was recently screened as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Doc FortNight 2016” in collaboration with the African Film Festival. Nasser is the first part of the already completed trilogy, which further interrogates the eras of Anwar El-Sadat and Hosny Mubarak, “Egypt’s modern Pharaohs.”

I Saved My Belly Dancer
I Saved My Belly Dancer

Publication: Reorient | Posted: Feb 23, 2016

Youssef Nabil’s hand-coloured homage to Egypt’s Golden Age and the art of the belly dancer. Nabil’s oeuvre is an act of self-preservation, but also an act of preserving a history beyond that of his own: the history of a country and culture

Berlin Hidden Gems: ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’ Is Love, Saudi Arabian Style
Berlin Hidden Gems: ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’ Is Love, Saudi Arabian Style

Publication: The Hollywood Reporter | Posted: Feb 14, 2016

"I wanted to make a film about the disenfranchised youth, the millennials, who are more voiceless and have less political representation, less economic opportunities," says Sabbagh, who, like many emerging Saudi creatives, cut his teeth making YouTube videos. "It’s also about censorship, the layers of censorship and authority."

Drifting Away: De-Occupying the Palestinian Self
Drifting Away: De-Occupying the Palestinian Self

Publication: Jadaliyya | Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Review of Speed Sisters, directed by Amber Fares. Palestine, 2015