The San Diego Arab Film Festival is a project of KARAMA

SDAFF Presents Special Screening of Wajib

On September 22, the San Diego Arab Film Festival will present a special screening of Annemarie Jacir’s award-winning film, Wajib.  Filmed in Nazareth, Wajib tells a multi-layered story of Abu Shadi, a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-sixties. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.

The film will screen at 7:00 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

An Arabic Dinner will be available for purchase at 6:00 PM.  Vegan and meat options will be available.

Purchase tickets below.  You can purchase tickets for the film only ($15 General or $10 Student) or for the film plus dinner ($25 General plus dinner or $20 Student plus dinner).

Film tickets will be on sale at the door while they last at the same prices as on-line, but dinner tickets at the door will be $15.

San Diego Arab Film Festival Announces New Schedule

After 6 years of screening in the Fall, the San Diego Arab Film Festival is changing its schedule to the Spring.  SDAFF is marking this change with the special screening of Annemarie Jacir’s Wajib and will resume it’s full schedule of screenings with its 2019 Festival in April.  As in 2017, the Festival will be hosting films at two venues.  The opening weekend will be April 5 and 6 at the Museum of Photographic Arts.  Then, on the weekend of April 13 and 14, the Festival will move to AMC Mission Valley 20 at Westfield Mission Valley Center.

Planning is underway for these two events.  To make sure that you are up to date as plans develop, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

San Diego Arab Film Festival Gets Support From San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture for the Fourth Year

2018 is the fourth year that the San Diego Arab Film Festival has received support from the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.  This recognition and support represents an important milestone for the Festival and for San Diego’s Arab Community: it shows that Arab culture is an important part of the fabric of San Diego!  In addition, on-going support from the Arts and Culture Commission helps lay the groundwork for the Festival’s growth as a dynamic part of San Diego’s cultural life.

Financial support is provided by City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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