On April 24, 2011, Al-Mahatta Gallery hosted the “Back and Forth” workshop exhibition, with AFAC's support. The workshop held by the gallery under the supervision of Belgian artist Emilio Lopez aimed to document, through visual arts, the difficulties Palestinians face... »
“Kaouther Ben Hania’s film is about the moment where Islam meets secularism and about the complex, but dynamic and vital relationships between the two sides,” Pierre Abi Saab wrote in Al Akhbar newspaper in a review of Ben Hania’s documentary... »
Basita, a short film by the Lebanese director Laila Hoteit, has won the Best Experimental Film award in The Women's Voices From the Muslim World short-film festival organized in Los Angeles between the 17th and the 19th of March 2011.
Fawzi Saleh's full length documentary film "Living Skin" has won the Best First Film prize at the International Mediterranean Cinema Festival held in the Moroccan city of Tatwan. In "Living Skin," the Egyptian director, who was an AFAC Arab documentary... »
The Independent Film & Television College is launching its first Documentary Film Festival in Iraq with AFAC's support. The college, which was an AFAC cinema grantee in 2010, aims at supporting Iraqi filmmakers through its free-of-charge training center established in... »
The House of Poetry in Morocco celebrated the cultural and artistic bonds between Arabs and Africans with its Arab African Poetry Festival, which was held from March 19 to 21 and hosted 14 poets from Africa and the Arab world.
"The stillness in the work of Jordanian artist Saba Innab is not neutral," writes Al Akhbar's Hazim Suleiman of 2009 AFAC Visual Arts grantee Saba Innab's recent opening at the Agial Gallery in Beirut. "The gray carries with it an... »