Arab Film Festival Preview: When Arabs Danced (2018)

Arab Film Festival Preview: When Arabs Danced (2018)

Melkweg x Arab Film Festival

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Extended price € 8*

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Cineville pass holders can make a reservation; see 'TICKETS'. Reserved tickets can be collected at the box office from 16:00 to 16:45 hr.

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Arab Film Festival Preview: When Arabs Danced (2018)

Melkweg x Arab Film Festival

After the sold out screening of ‘Looking For Oum Kulthum’ in december, we're happy to have Arab Film Festival back in our cinema! This time you can watch a preview from the upcoming festival (27-31 March in Lantaren Venster in Rotterdam), with 'When Arabs Danced'. This film shows the resistance of Arabic artists against muslim fundamentalism and was one of the highlights of the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

In the wake of the terror shockwave provoked by Daesh’s islamo-fascism, director Jawad Rhalib questions the many facets of Arab culture that have sadly been forgotten by western and middle-eastern media alike; its love for dancing and music, but also for literature, philosophy, and science. These aspects, though, willingly ignored by both racists and religious zealots and fundamentalists, have always been an integral part of the great texture of the Arab identity. Through some humorous clips of president Nasser’s public speeches addressing the Muslim Brotherhood about imposing on all Egyptian women the obligation of the hijab, the complexities behind a stage adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s controversial book Submission and the many issues of gender identity in Arab societies, the film explores how islamic fascism has suffocated the freedom, creativity and all progressive values of the Arab society. When Arabs Danced is a reminder of what can still be (done) as it joyfully explores multi-layered complexities looking for a better tomorrow.

  • Director
    Jawad Rhalib
    Year
    2018
    Land
    Egypte, België
    Duur
    90 minuten
    Spoken Language
    Frans
    Ondertiteling
    Engels
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Arab Film Festival Preview: When Arabs Danced (2018)

Arab Film Festival Preview: When Arabs Danced (2018)

Melkweg x Arab Film Festival

Cinema
Regulier:

Extended price € 8*

Free for Cineville

Extended price € 0

Cineville pass holders can make a reservation; see 'TICKETS'. Reserved tickets can be collected at the box office from 16:00 to 16:45 hr.

* Incl. € 6,95 ticket price. Incl. € 1,05 service fees
.

Please note: this event has already taken place

Arab Film Festival Preview: When Arabs Danced (2018)

Melkweg x Arab Film Festival

After the sold out screening of ‘Looking For Oum Kulthum’ in december, we're happy to have Arab Film Festival back in our cinema! This time you can watch a preview from the upcoming festival (27-31 March in Lantaren Venster in Rotterdam), with 'When Arabs Danced'. This film shows the resistance of Arabic artists against muslim fundamentalism and was one of the highlights of the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

In the wake of the terror shockwave provoked by Daesh’s islamo-fascism, director Jawad Rhalib questions the many facets of Arab culture that have sadly been forgotten by western and middle-eastern media alike; its love for dancing and music, but also for literature, philosophy, and science. These aspects, though, willingly ignored by both racists and religious zealots and fundamentalists, have always been an integral part of the great texture of the Arab identity. Through some humorous clips of president Nasser’s public speeches addressing the Muslim Brotherhood about imposing on all Egyptian women the obligation of the hijab, the complexities behind a stage adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s controversial book Submission and the many issues of gender identity in Arab societies, the film explores how islamic fascism has suffocated the freedom, creativity and all progressive values of the Arab society. When Arabs Danced is a reminder of what can still be (done) as it joyfully explores multi-layered complexities looking for a better tomorrow.

  • Director
    Jawad Rhalib
    Year
    2018
    Land
    Egypte, België
    Duur
    90 minuten
    Spoken Language
    Frans
    Ondertiteling
    Engels
  • Tweet this
When Arabs Danced - trailer NL OT