Arab Film Festival

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Resistance: 2017 Arab Film Festival @ Cinetopia Film Festival offers fascinating and exciting new titles from one of the most currently prolific and creative group of filmmakers on the planet.  The Arab Film Festival is one of the longest running programs at the AANM, that began during its inception and continues to bring the best of the best films from the Arab World and Arab American community to the doorstep of metro Detroit as part of the Cinetopia Film Festival.

It’s designed for fans of Arabic-language movies and adventurous art-film lovers seeking new perspectives and outside-the-box thinking.  All acclaimed on the international festival circuit, these films by both Arab World and Arab American artists are, with few exceptions, unlikely to reach American commercial theaters.  Genres include drama, comedy, and documentary, in both short-form and feature lengths.  Every festival film is subtitled in English, making them accessible to all.

Click here to see all the films playing at the Arab American National Museum.

New this year–Film & Iftaar Packages!

Join Cinetopia and your Muslim neighbors for IFTAAR–a breaking of the Ramadan fast at sunset–plus special guests, movies, and discussion. All films will be screened at the Arab American National Museum and all Iftaars will be courtesy of Adonis Restaurant & Banquet. There are three Iftaar options available:

The Many Faces of Islam Program & Iftaar
Sunday, June 4 at 7:30 PM
We’ll watch a local documentary short about one of the oldest Islamic schools in Detroit, followed by a complimentary screening of Honest Struggle, a feature-length documentary about a community re-entry program for Muslims leaving prison. The Iftaar meal will follow.
$20 non-members / $15 members

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Screening of Hedi & Post-Film Iftaar
Friday, June 9 at 7:15PM
$32 non-member / $24 member
Admission includes a film ticket and the Iftaar meal

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Screening of the Arab Shorts Program & Post-Film Iftaar
Saturday, June 10 at 5:30 PM
$32 non-member / $24 member
Admission includes the FREE Reel Shorts program at 5:30, discussion, Arab Shorts: A Cinematic Tour Through the Arab World at 7:10 PM, and the Iftaar meal

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