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02/26/2015 - 4/23, Milw Muslim Film Festival - Gain further insights into a variety of Muslim experiences & perspectives

posted Feb 24, 2015, 1:43 PM by Jaime Alvarado   [ updated Oct 13, 2015, 10:26 PM ]
Hello Friends,
 
Just in case you still haven't heard!
I wanted to let you know about an exciting new film festival set to launch Thursday (Feb 26th) in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival!  We will show a total of 5 films, for a total of ten shows.  These will show at various venues including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Oriental Theatre, and the UWM Theatre.  I am hopeful you will help us spread the word.  

I have attached a poster of the films, you can also see trailers and read more on the new official website for the film fest,  mmfilmfest.com

Here is a link to an article in the Journal Sentinel. 
http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/movies/1st-milwaukee-muslim-film-festival-begins-feb-26-b99443889z1-293280371.html

Best,

Janan Najeeb
President
Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition
5235 S.27th Street
Greenfield, WI 53221
P. 414.727.4900
C.  414.759.7761 
www.mmwconline.org

For the list of the films and their days and times, click here:
http://mmfilmfest.com/2015-films/
They are also posted on the Rid Racism Milwaukee Calendar
The Return to Homs, A Film by Talal Dirki
The Return to Homs is the true story of a courageous 19-year-old man who challenges everything and... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYMhVE2iJCk
Showing at UWM Union Theatre on Thursday, February 26 at 7pm, FREE of charge for UWM students. Post-screening talkback. $6 Entry.
Also showing at the Lubar Auditorium in the Milwaukee Art Museum on Sunday March 1 at 5:30pm. Post screening talkback. $6 Entry.

YEMENIETTES, A Film by Shawn Thompson and Leon Shahabian
In a country plagued by terrorism, joblessness, a broken educational system and ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLaDU4knTjo
Showing at the Oriental Theatre on Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm. Post-screening talkback with director. $6 Entry.
Also showing at UWM Union Theatre on Thursday, March 12 at 7pm FREE of charge to UWM students. Post-screening talkback. $6 Entry.


Giraffada, A Film by Rani Massalha
Yacine is the veterinarian of the only zoo remaining in the Palestinian West Bank. He lives alone ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXm7uMoiIOc
Showing at UWM Union Theatre on Thursday, April 2 at 7pm, FREE of charge for UWM students. Post-screening talkback. $6 Entry.
Also showing at the Oriental Theatre on Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm. Post screening talkback. $6 Entry.


Abd El Kader, A Film by Salem Brahimi
The Emir Abd El Kader was an Algerian Islamic scholar and Sufi who unexpectedly found himself leading the struggle against the French colonial invasion... 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVhu4Dbvn0I
Showing with English Subtitles at the Oriental Theatre on Thursday, March 26 at 7pm. Post screening talkback. $6 Entry.


The Wanted 18, A film by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
It’s 1987, and the first Palestinian popular movement in the West Bank is rising. Residents want local ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnIpxHsqB2o
Showing at the Oriental Theatre on Wednesday,   April 15 at 7pm. Post-screening talkback. $6 Entry.
Also showing at UWM Union Theatre on Thursday, April 23 at 7pm FREE of charge for UWM students. Post screening talkback. $6 Entry.


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