Showing posts with label Serge Bakalian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Serge Bakalian. Show all posts

Monday, April 4, 2016

Arab Shorts: Six Outstanding Films at Stanford on April 7

Join the Arab Film Festival for an evening of Arab Cinema with The Markaz: Resource Center at Stanford University on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 5:30-7:30.  This event is FREE and will include a screening, discussion and reception with refreshments. Please RSVP here to reserve your seat.



Featuring six outstanding shorts from a new generation of filmmakers, this Arab Film Festival series will showcase diverse voices and approaches in storytelling emerging from the Middle East to the Bay Area.

STUDIO BEIRUT (Lebanon)
CAFE REGULAR, CAIRO (Egypt)
AVE MARIA (Palestine, France, Germany)
TRANSIT GAME (USA, Lebanon, Canada)
BAHIYA AND MAHMOUD (USA, Jordan, Lebanon)
PHATWA: THE NARCICYST (Canada)

Screening to be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Ramzi Salti aka DJ Ramzi, host of the podcast & radio program Arabology.

This event is possible thanks to: Arab Film Festival, The Markaz: Resource Center, OpenXChange, Asian American Activities Center, Arab Students Association at Stanford, Arabic Language Program at Stanford, Bechtel International Center, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Muslim Student Union, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford Muslim Alumni Association, and the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT) 
WHERE: Cubberley Auditorium - 485 Lasuen Mall Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

Pictures from the event:

Dr. Ramzi Salti (left)  with Deana Nassar, Serge Bakalian (AFF)



Saturday, May 16, 2015

5/12 Arabology Podcast Available

Arabology 9.10 Podcast https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology910

This episode of 'Arabology' aired on May 12, 2015.  The podcast includes new music by Algerian singer Souad Massi (based on Al Motanabi poem and translated to English) + the latest track by Egypt's Badrawies Project + Jordanian indie music by El Morabba3-المربّع and ZA'ED NA'ES زائد ناقص (ft. Muhammad Abdullah) + Morocco's OUM + various songs by Mike Massy and Maya Waked (both of whom are also interviewed). This podcast includes an inspiring interview with Hamza Chraibi, Founder of Arab Excellence, and an interview with writer Maisaa Al-Hatemi including a reading of one of her daring short stories in Arabic and English. Also includes a chat with Serge Bakalian, Executive Director of the Arab Film Festival, and a conversation with Adam Eltoukhy and Waleed Mohsen, Founders of Mohsen Arts Foundation + interview and Oud music by this year's grant winner Bangin Kanjo.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

'Heritages' and 'Arwad' Film Screenings in Palo Alto on Oct 22, 2014

The Arab Film Festival presented TWO of its films in PALO ALTO on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014.  Schedule and tickets at http://aff2014.arabfilmfestival.org/schedule/

HERITAGES
Wednesday, October 22, 7:00pm
Aquarius Theatre

Heritages by Philippe Aractingi
Director Philippe Aractingi sees himself having to leave his motherland to settle elsewhere for the third time in his life. While he and his family are evacuated to France aboard a military ship, he realizes that his ancestors have also been fleeing from wars or massacres for five generations now. All of them have been exiled at least once. Gripped by the burning desire to tell his own children the past that is “not to be told,” Philippe sets out on a journey through History to understand and pass on its lessons. Here, his ancestors’ itinerary is confronted by that of Middle Eastern history: the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate, the creation of Israel, Pan-Arabism, the Lebanese civil war and beyond. His exploration leads him to the universal questions: Can one find peace in exile, and should unshackle ourselves from our heritage to be free?

Heritages trailer at http://youtu.be/WSGpAqDP8Ik


ARWAD
Wednesday, October 22, 9:15pm
Aquarius Theatre


A deep feeling of nostalgia takes hold of Ali following his mother’s death, causing him to slowly drift away from family life. Although Gabrielle senses her husband’s distress, she fails to console him. In an attempt to reconnect with his roots, Ali travels to Arwad, an island located off the Syrian coast. Leaving Montreal and his family behind, he is accompanied by Marie, his mistress, who is discovering the island for the first time. After an unexpected turn of events, a confrontation between Gabrielle and Marie becomes inevitable.

Arwad Trailer at http://youtu.be/5crQLPp4OwE


Many thanks to Serge Bakalian and the whole AFF team for making these screenings possible. You can get tickets at http://aff2014.arabfilmfestival.org/schedule/

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Oct 10 Arabology Podcast Spotlights Arab Film Festival

The 2nd episode of the 6th season of Arabology (aired Oct 10, 2013) includes music by Massar Egbari, Ziad Sahab & Yasmina Fayed, NO Blues, Salam, Mashrou' Leila, Breaking the Boundaries and Abdulrahman Mohammed, Yolla Khalife, Tania Saleh, Adel Salameh, May Nasr, Jadal.
Episode also includes interview with Serge Bakalian, Executive Director of the Arab Film Festival and Director Jessica Habie whose film 'Mars at Sunrise' will screen at the Arab Film Festival in San Francisco on Oct 12, 2013.


Serge Bakalian and Director Jessica Habie at KZSU 90.1 FM


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