Arab Cinema Now: Time Travel through Short Films

Sunday | June 25 | 2:00 p.m.
* This event is free. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
** This series is co-sponsored by The Freer/Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art.

These recent short films culled from the International Film Festival Rotterdam move between imagined worlds from the past, present, and future. Subjects range from Bangladeshi freedom fighters in 1980s Lebanon to the current war in Syria to an imaginary sci-fi Palestine.

Abu Ammar Is Coming (Naeem Mohaiemen, 2016, United Kingdom/Lebanon/Bangladesh, 6 min.)

In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain (Larissa Sansour & Soren Lind, 2015, Palestine/United Kingdom/Denmark/Qatar, 29 min.)

Greetings from Aleppo (Thomas Vroege, Issa Touma & Floor van Meulen, 2017, Syria/Netherlands, 16 min.)

One Minute (Dina Naser, 2015, Jordan/Belgium, 10 min.)