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Nineteen Arab films to screen in New York City

In partnership with the Dubai International Film Festival, the Film Society Lincoln Centre will screen 19 Arab films at the end of August

Ahram Online, Monday 6 Aug 2012
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The Film Society Lincoln Centre will screen 19 Arab films from 24 - 29 August in a series called Orientation: A New Arab Cinema

Egyptian films include Zelal by Marianne Khoury and Mustapha Hasnaoui and Cairo Exit by Hisham Issawi. 
 
Other films include Amreeka, about Palestinian immigrants in the US during its invasion of Iraq, Beirut Hotel, a romantic thriller, and Zindeq, a story about the Palestinian naqba (defeat/catastrophe) and the founding of the state of Israel in 1948. 
 
According to a statement by the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the screenings are the result of a newly-formed partnership between FSLC and DIFF, which will present a series of feature films and shorts by filmmakers from the Middle East.
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