Tue, July 17, 2007 7:00 pm at Two Boots Pioneer Theater
Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i Collaborative Monthly Series Presents anEncore Presentation from the 2007 Arab & South Asian Film Festival:
A BAHRAINI TALE
Bahrain's first 35mm feature film was shot by Indian cinematographer S. Shamdat, and developed and printed at Prasad Labs, Chennai.
Followed by FREE PIZZA & BEER/SODA at the Den of Cin
Tickets: $10 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members
A BAHRAINI TALE Director: Bassam Al-Thawadi. Bahrain / 96 mins / 35mm / Arabic with English subtitles
Set during the Arab-Israeli war of 1967, this epic drama is both the personal story of a middle-class Bahraini family and an account of the hopes and faith the Arab world had in Gamal Abdel Nasser as its leader. Intimately told, it skillfully interweaves the personal and the general to reveal a society struggling against gender inequality and female sacrifice, as women attempt to enjoy freedom of choice.
This is the third feature film from Bahrain, and all have been directed by Bassam Al-Thawadi, who shows flexibility in both style and subject, always demonstrating a deep sense of reality and romanticism. The social concerns here are clear and the storytelling simple, yet both are challenging and help the film explore areas of Arab collective memory more powerfully than any other film has done in a long time.
About 3rd I. 3rd I New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local filmmakers and experimental DJs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South Asian descent and local djs, musicians and electronica artists. Providing alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase thei work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.
Last updated: 2007-11-26 12:06:52
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