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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.

TALL EL-ZAATAR

(1977, DCP, 72m) dir Mustafa Abu Ali, Jean Khalil Chamoun, Pino Adriano. Tall el-Zaatar documents the August 12, 1976 massacre of Palestinian and Lebanese refugees at Tall el-Zaatar, a UN-administered refugee camp in northeast Beirut. Produced after the massacre, but featuring footage shot before and during the siege, Tall el-Zaatar reconstructs the history of the camp […]

THE DUPES

This screening has moved to The Heights Theater. More information and ticket link below. (1972, DCP, 107m, Arabic w/ English subtitles) dir Tewfik Saleh. No series on archiving Palestine would be complete without Tewfik Saleh’s 1972 classic, The Dupes (Al-Makhdu’un). Based on Ghassan Kanafani’s novella Men in the Sun and set in the 1950s, the […]

THE HOUR OF LIBERATION HAS ARRIVED

In 2024, the quarterly Mizna Film Series returns to the Trylon Cinema with Feminist Visions, a program focused on SWANA women filmmakers from the archives. Stay tuned for the May, August, and November screenings! To learn more about Mizna, visit mizna.org. THE HOUR OF LIBERATION HAS ARRIVED (1974, DCP, 64m, Arabic with English subtitles) dir […]


Showings: Feb. 28 7:00, 9:00

ATTEYAT EL-ABNOUDY RETROSPECTIVE

The May program of Mizna Film Series: Feminist Visions presents a retrospective of Atteyat El-Abnoudy’s work. Often considered Egypt’s pioneer documentary filmmaker and “filmmaker of the poor,” El-Abnoudy’s oeuvre maps the intersections of class, labor, and gender in Egypt, largely through the perspectives of women. With training in law, journalism, and filmmaking, El-Abnoudy was active […]

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