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The Arabian Sights Film Festival
October 18-28, 2018

The Arabian Sights Film Festival returns for its 23rd year with a program of some of the most outstanding works from the region’s most innovative filmmakers.

In recognition of the movement for increased participation of women in the film industry, there will be a Filmfest DC+ presentation of ASWAT: Short Films By & About Arab Women. ASWAT means voices in Arabic. This program is free and open to the general public.

An Audience Award for favorite film will be presented in addition to the Arabian Sights Jury Award.

Select directors will accompany their films to conduct post-screening audience discussions. Stay tuned for updates on films, guests, and events. All films will be screened with English subtitles.

Meet our special guests - Q&A after screenings

Heaven Without People

Friday, October 26

Saturday, October 27

Sunday, October 28

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