March 19, 2018, 6:00pm
Film Festival | Middle East Film Festival 2018
Participants: Middle East Center, Cinema & Media Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Location: 401 Fisher-Bennett Hall | Penn Campus

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Cinema & Media Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, is pleased to present the 2018 edition of NEW MIDDLE EAST CINEMA. Recently released feature films from Middle Eastern societies and cultures will be introduced by a presenter with special knowledge of the country, culture, and issues addressed in the film. 

The festival is free-admission and open to all!

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Monday 19 March @ 6pm | Lebanon

The Insult | Ziad Doueiri, 2017

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court.
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Tuesday 20 March @ 6pm | Israel

TBA
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Wednesday 21 March @ 6pm | Egypt

Clash | Mohamed Diab, 2016

Set entirely in a police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power.
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Thursday 22 March @ 6pm | Iran


A Man of Integrity | Mohammad Rasoulof, 2017

A drama about the corruption and injustice in the iranian society.
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Friday 23 March @ 6pm | Palestine


Personal Affairs | Maha Haj, 2016

In Nazareth, an old couple lives wearily to the rhythm of the daily routine. On the other side of the border, in Ramallah, their son Tarek wishes to remain an eternal bachelor.

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