Arabic Film Evening
„On Thursdays, every two weeks, holds the Arabic Cultural Club – Dresden in cooperation with Center of Cultures and Languages – TUD an Arabic movie evening with English or German subtitles. The purpose of the event are to present and discuss some of the critical issues within the Arabic and/or Muslim community, address some of the common misconceptions regarding the Arabic culture within the German public, and help bringing the Arab and German individuals into an intercultural dialogue with the aim of reducing misunderstandings and increasing tolerance“
the film list for the summer semester 2015:
07.05. Millefeuille/Hidden beauties (Tunisia) 2013
- Directed by: Nouri Bouzid
- Cast: Souhir Ben Amara, Nour Meziou, Brahim Aloui
Film about two young Tunisian women battling for gender equality amid the turmoil of revolution.
21.05. Scheherazade tell me a story (Egypt) 2009
- Directed by: Yousry Nasrallah
- Cast: Mona Zaki, Hassan El Raddad, Nahed El Sebaï
A female talk show host in Cairo stirs up political controversy when she focuses her on-air discussions on the topic of women’s issues.
04.06. My country…My country (Iraq – documentary) 2006
- Directed by: Laura Poitras
- Cast: Dr. Riyadh, Aaron Castle, Scott Farren-Price
The director follows a Sunni Arab doctor as he prepares to run for the early 2005 elections in Iraq.
18.06. Omar (Palestine) 2013
- Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad
- Cast: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani
A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing.
02.07. Asmaa (Egypt) 2011
- Directed by: Amr Salama
- Cast: Maged El Kedwany, Hani Adel, Hend Sabri
A woman who suffers from AIDS decides not to surrender to the fatal disease. She exerts huge efforts in trying to recover or by helping those who suffer the same disease by giving them glimmers of hope.
16.07. In My Mother’s Arms (Iraq – documentary) 2011
- Directed by: Atea Al Daradji, Mohamed Al Daradji
- Cast: Saif Husham
In My Mother’s Arms follows several children who live and study in the same room of a small rented house. These are forgotten children whose parents have been killed or kidnapped. They have no one to support them but Husham, a student who works tirelessly to protect them from the dangers of the streets of Baghdad. The landlord demands they vacate his house and now the only sanctuary these children have ever known is about to be lost.