Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: Double Bill: "Take Me Home" & "Aisha's Journey"

Wed, October 15, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Take Me Home
Mais Darwazah, Jordan/U.K/Palestine, 2008, 54 min, Arabic with English subtitles

Take Me Home is an observational account of the lives of a dispersed Palestinian family. The film follows the director as she questions her personal fears and clings on to the resonance of intimate moments shared with her grandmother and great aunt, who are settled in Damascus.

Aisha's Journey
Mais Darwazah, Jordan, 2009, 8mins, Arabic with English subtitles

The prevailing spirit of the terrain in the northern part of Jordan challenges a current political reality which imposes endless borders and disconnects from a rich progressive history. Aisha, a woman from this region, whose words echo from 2275 BC, reminds us how human emotion is timeless and how a cry that's thousands of years old still resonates in today's contemporary world.

Suggested Contribution General Admission $10 | Students and Seniors $5

Doors open at 6:30pm


Having worked across the Middle East in architecture, graphic design and television documentaries, Mais Darwazah’s independent film career started by making short experimental films. After finishing her undergraduate degree in Interior Architecture from Kingston University (UK, 1997), she received the Chevening scholarship from the British Council, completing an MA in Documentary Directing at Edinburgh College of Art (UK, 2007). Her first feature My Love Awaits Me by the Sea (80’, 2013) had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since received several awards from international film festivals. She resides and works in Jordan.

About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.


3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor


Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.


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Mais Darwazah
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Take Me Home
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