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‘Screens and Streams’: Arab Fund for Arts and Culture releases films and music online

AFAC’s releases represent a selection of film and music works that we have been supported by the fund over the past 14 years

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Apr 2020
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The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) announced that it is releasing chosen films and music works which the fund has been supporting over the 14 years of its activities across the Arab region.

According to the information released by AFAC, the selection of films and music will be refreshed on weekly basis under the title of ‘Screens and Streams’.

The film releases are a rethought adaptation of the annual AFAC Film Weeks.

The first week which runs until April 8, five films are made available: And on a Different Note by Mohammed Shawky Hassan, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni by Rania Stephan, Underground/On the Surface by Salma El Tarzi, Silence by Chadi Aoun and Waves by Ahmed Nour.

Click on the film title to be directed to its online release:

And on a Different Note (2015)

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (2011)

Underground/On the Surface (2013)

Silence (2016)

Waves (2013)

In music segment, AFAC releases a compilation of twenty tracks from ten music albums. The tracks include The Great Departed – “La Bombe”; Asifeh – “Datura”; Donna Khalifé – “Hope is the Thing with Feathers”; Othman El Kheloufi – “Zid Zid” (“When Light Takes You on a Motorbike”); Mafar – “Visa”; Layale Chaker – “Inner Rhyme”; Youssra El Hawary – “No’oum Nasyeen”; among others. Music is available on Spotify (link here) and Anghami (link here)

AFAC also reveals that another breadth of films and music selections will be available in the second ‘AFAC Screens and Streams’ week, starting 9 April.

Established in 2007, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture is an independent initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation across the Arab world and globally.

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