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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.

BOY FROM HEAVEN

(2022, DCP, narrative, 126m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir Tarik Saleh w/Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri. Egypt, Sweden. Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the epicenter of power of Sunni Islam. Shortly after his arrival in Cairo, the university’s highest ranking religious […]

THE BLUE CAFTAN 

(2022, DCP, narrative, 122m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir Maryam Touzani w/Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui. Morocco. Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire Youssef. The talented apprentice shows an utmost dedication in learning […]

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