September 24, 2012 @ 6:00pm
Johnson Center Cinema
George Mason University
Presented by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and George Mason University Middle East Program Studies, Middle East Etc. Film Club
About the festival:
The DC-PFAF seeks to showcase the work of Palestinian filmmakers and more generally, to promote the richness of Palestinian Arab culture through cinema, music, and other forms of visual arts. The stories that will be told in this festival are not necessarily about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, nor are they necessarily stories about Palestinians, but they are stories that reflect the dynamic formation of a transnational identity common to Palestinians and diasporic communities in general. Beyond that, this project aims to bring DC's various communities closer together through art, and catalyze invigorating discussions about film and culture using the lens of Palestinian filmmakers as an entry point.
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.