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The Arab Film Festival is held annually in Dearborn at the Arab American National Museum. The Arab American National Museum’s Arab Film Festival seeks to enhance public knowledge and understanding of Arab Americans by: presenting alternative representations of Arab life; increasing the exposure of Arab and Arab American filmmakers; and providing a forum for the discussion of questions raised by films during the festival.

the Arab American National Museum's Arab Film Festival Sneak Peek

2009 Arab Film Festival

Thursday, December 3 through Saturday, December 5, 2009

Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126

Tickets required

This popular annual event presents short and feature-length films
made by Arab American and Arab World filmmakers, and films focusing on
topics of interest to Arab Americans – all of which are accessible to
mainstream audiences of all backgrounds. Many of these films are rarely
screened in commercially in U.S. theaters; some are in English while
others are in Arabic or French with English subtitles. Director Q&A
sessions and panel discussions are part of the lineup.


screenings take place in the intimate 156-seat Auditorium on the Lower
Level of the Arab American National Museum (AANM), 13624 Michigan
Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan.

The Thursday, December 3 Opening Night Reception takes place in the AANM Community Courtyard.

lighted parking is available in the municipal lot behind the Museum;
enter lot by turning north from Michigan Avenue onto Neckel Street,
immediately west of the AANM.

For driving directions, visit or call 313.582.2266.


To purchase tickets and weekend passes IN ADVANCE, please visit www. and use a debit/credit card.

Tickets and weekend passes will also be available at the door; cash or debit/credit card.


Thursday, December 3 Opening Night Reception

strolling halal dinner under the dome in the dramatic AANM Community
Courtyard, plus Package A films. A portion of the proceeds from this event
will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Arab Film

Non-member $15
AANM Member $14


Individual non-member package $8
Individual AANM Member package $6

Select one or more of the following packages:

A – Palestinian short films program: Fatenah & Thorns and Silk (package does not include Opening Night Reception)
B – Once Upon a Piano & Paloma Delight
C – High Heels & Salt of This Sea
D – Rise and Shine & Dawn of the World
E – Raised Alone & Garbage Dreams


Reserve your seat for ALL festival films by purchasing a Festival Weekend Pass!

Already a Member of the Arab American National Museum? A Festival Member Weekend Pass is just $25.

Not yet a Member? Get your Festival Weekend Pass, plus an individual one-year Museum Membership for just $35!

like getting the entire Arab Film Festival FREE, along with a standard
$35 Museum Membership, which includes other ticket discounts and 10%
savings on Museum Store purchases, both in store and online.

Please note: Festival Weekend Passes do not include
admission to the Opening Night Reception on Thursday, December 3. Pass
holders are welcome to purchase a separate ticket for the reception;
see prices above.

To become a Member of the Arab American
National Museum and take advantage of reduced rates on this and other
event tickets, call 313.624.0200 or visit the website above.

For more information, call 313.624.0215 or email

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Questions? Contact Ebony Thompson at 313.624.0215 or HERE.


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