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Remembering the Arab Spring

In the Last Days of the City

Tamer El Said
2017 Egypt, Germany, United Kingdom

In the fading grandeur of downtown Cairo, Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker struggles to make a film that captures the pulse of his city at a moment when, all around him, the crumbling buildings reflect the waning dreams of their inhabitants.

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Arabic movie from 2013: The Square

The Square

Jehane Noujaim
2013 United Kingdom, Egypt, USA
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Series

Eagle of Upper Egypt

Mohamed Ramadan, Yaser Sami
2018-2018

Zain, an Egyptian police officer, engages in a fierce confrontation with a businessman turned drug lord and each man is bent on taking the other down. When their conflict intensifies, Zain suddenly becomes a prisoner fighting to prove his innocence.

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Short and Straight to the Point

A Drowning Man

Mahdi Fleifel
2017 Denmark, United Kingdom, Greece

Alone and far from home, a young refugee makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators that force him to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

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Record It!

Speed Sisters

Amber Fares
2015 Palestine, Qatar, United Kingdom

Military checkpoints and social expectations don't stop the members of the Speed Sisters, the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They're bold. They're fearless. And they're tearing up tracks all over Palestine.

Available on GuideDoc, Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Kanopy,

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Arabic movie from 2013: The Square

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Jehane Noujaim
2013 United Kingdom, Egypt, USA
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Oscar Submissions

3000 Nights

Mai Masri
2015 Palestine, France, Jordan

After a Palestinian woman's random good deed leads to her arrest and imprisonment, she must give birth to her son in an Israeli prison and fight to protect him while trying to survive and maintain hope.

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Arabic movie from 2013: The Square

The Square

Jehane Noujaim
2013 United Kingdom, Egypt, USA
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Arabic movie from 2014: Theeb‎‎

Theeb‎‎

Naji Abu Nowar
2014 United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan
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Arabic movie from 2012: Wadjda

Wadjda

Haifaa Al-Mansour
2012 Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany
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Arabic movie from 2018: Capernaum

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki
2018 Lebanon, USA, France
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Next Award, Please

Salt of This Sea

Annemarie Jacir
2008 Palestine, Belgium, France

Brooklyn-born Soraya travels to Palestine and Israel to reclaim both her family's home and their money taken during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Hoping to reunite with her grandfather, she seeks to experience the land her parents had to leave.

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Arabic movie from 2012: Wadjda

Wadjda

Haifaa Al-Mansour
2012 Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany
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Arabic movie from 2018: Capernaum

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki
2018 Lebanon, USA, France
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Box Office Hits

Light of My Eyes

Wael Ehsan
2010 Egypt

A young music composer and a blind woman break up after a misunderstanding. But parting ways isn't as easy as they thought, as destiny---with the help of an old childhood friend--has different plans for them.

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Arabic movie from 2015: The Idol

The Idol

Hany Abu-Assad
2015 Occupied Palestinian Territory, United Kingdom, Qatar
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Arabic movie from 2018: Capernaum

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki
2018 Lebanon, USA, France
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Organized by MAD Solutions, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is a nonprofit organization registered in Amsterdam since its inception in 2015. The ACC is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world.

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