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Week 2 of Arab Fund for Arts and Culture 'Screens and Streams' brings new films, music online

‘Screens and Streams’ is the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture initiative of sharing chosen films and music works which have been supported by the fund

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Apr 2020
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Photo: fragment from the posted of film Asphalt
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In its second week since the launch of 'Screens and Streams' initiative, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) released new films and music representing works that the fund has been supporting over the 14 years of its activities across the Arab region.

Available online, for free, the releases are available from 9 to 14 April representing a new selection of Arab independent films produced between 2008 and 2016 and a playlist compiling twenty AFAC-supported music tracks from ten albums.

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.

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

And Romeo Married Juliette by Hinde Boujemaa

Asphalt by Ali Hammoud

Monumentum by Fadi Yeni Turk

Scent of a Revolution by Viola Shafik

J’ai Tant Aimé (I Loved So Much) by Dalila Ennadre

In music segment, AFAC releases a compilation of twenty tracks from ten music albums. 

The tracks include Maryam Saleh, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and Maurice Louca – Lekhfa; Wassim Halal – Le Cri du Cyclope; Yacine Boulares – Suite for Abu Sadiya; Kabreet – Momken Bokra; Hello Psychaleppo – Toyour; Maias Alyamani – A Decade of Maqam Ensemble; Oumi – Imaginary Dance; Ghassan Sahhab – Sharqi (My Orient); Alaa Zouiten – Talking Oud; and Asaad Kamal Hamzy – Three Dances Suite.

Music is available on Spotify (link here) and Anghami (link here)

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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