With such distinctive voices and interests, the film work from the Middle East this year reinforces the sense of a vibrant cultural plurality. Whether combating reductive representations and articulating complex political, religious, and social issues; exploring Islam, or expressing personal stories, these filmmakers speak as many voices, and each film holds transformative power. Come and listen as moderator Reza Aslan, author, religion scholar, and NPR commentator; and filmmakers Philippe Aractingi (Under the Bombs), Amin Matalqa (Captain Abu Raed), Sabiha Sumar (Dinner with the President), Tanaz Eshaghian (Be Like Others), Mahmoud al Massad (Recycle), and Jackie Reem Salloum (Slingshot Hip Hop) discuss their work and share their insights.
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