All posts tagged: Film festival

May 4 – Arab Film Festival

Pre-season San Diego Arab Film Festival Event Tickets are available now at BrownPaperTicket.com ($10, or $8 for MOPA members) and will be on sale at the door beginning at 5:30 pm on May 4. For information call 619-243-0827 or email info@karamnow.org or visit http://www.karamanow.org/films.html Facebook event page Movie: Bahiya & Mahmoud | Jordan | 14 min Bahiya & Mahmoud is the third film by Jordanian director Zaid Abu Hemdan. The film tells the story of an aging married couple who have fallen into a reliable routine of bickering and making one another miserable until the morning that Mahmoud wakes and finds his wife Bahiya gone. The film won the Best of Festival award in the Palm Springs International Short Festival that made it eligible for Academy Award consideration in the short film category. The film also won the award for Outstanding Short in the Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, participated in the official competition at Dubai International Film Festival 2010 and was part of the official selection of Doha Tribeca Film Festival. بهية ومحمود …

Mar 20 – “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” inspiring story of women taking action for Peace in Liberia

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 The Peace Resource Center the Exciting and Inspiring Documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” 6:30 p.m. doors open; film at 7 p.m. Peace Resource Center of San Diego 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105 “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” explores the question, if men are capable of only solving problems with violence as seemed to be the case in Liberia, can an empowered group of women bring peace? How? Leymah Gbowee, featured in the film won a Nobel Prize for Peace and this documentary, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” has won numerous film festival awards. Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.  Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they …