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MIZNA FILM SERIES

Quarterly at the Trylon

The Mizna Film Series is a selection of Southwest Asian/North African (SWANA) film programming curated by Mizna, a Saint Paul-based, Arab American arts nonprofit that publishes a biannual literary journal and presents the annual Twin Cities Arab Film Festival. The Mizna Film Series expands Mizna’s regular programming to include classic, contemporary, and repertory works from and connected to the SWANA region. The series offers documentary, narrative, and non-narrative filmmaking practices as well as newsreel, reportage, and archival works. Ticket prices vary.

Learn more about Mizna at mizna.org.

ZERDA AND THE SONGS OF FORGETTING

(LA ZERDA ET LES CHANTS DE L’OUBLIL) (1982, DCP, 59m, Arabic and French with English subtitles) dir Assia Djebar. Algerian novelist and translator Assia Djebar changed professions to make La Zerda et les Chants de L’Oubli. Using French newsreels, the film represents the colonization of the Maghreb, rethinking the dominant narrative of this history. A […]

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