Dublin Arabic Film Festival

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The third event of its kind in Ireland, DAFF, Presented by Dubai Duty Free, curated by Film Director Jim Sheridan,
will take place at The IFI, Dublin, from the 11-13th of November 2016.
13November

As I Open My Eyes

Irish Film Institute
13November

Outside the Law

Chester Beatty Library
12November

After Spring

Irish Film Institute
12November

Hedi

Irish Film Institute
12November

11Th Hour

Irish Film Institute
11November

Clash

Irish Film Institute

As I Open My Eyes

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13 November

The setting is Tunisia on the eve of the 2010 Jasmine Revolution; a young woman attempts to retain her independence in the face of tradition and expectation in Leyla Bouzid’s sparkling debut feature.

Outside the Law

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13 November

An absorbing drama set after WWII against the backdrop of the Algerian War. After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers are scattered across the globe. Eventually they reunite in Paris, where freedom becomes a battle to be fought and won.

After Spring

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12 November

The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan was set up in 2012, one year after Syria broke out in violent evolution, and is now the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world with 80,000 inhabitants, over half of which are children. It is a virtual city with thriving markets and restaurants – even boasting its own twitter feed.

Hedi

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12 November

The contrasts between traditional and modern value systems in contemporary Tunisia are imaginatively explored through the titular character’s relationships in this engaging romantic drama.

11th Hour

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12 November

Maria Jose (Salma Hayek) and her Irish husband run a bar in uptown Manhattan. On the evening of 9/11 it is heaving with shell-shocked locals and battle weary troops from the NYPD, united in disbelief, grief and anger.

Clash

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11 November

Egypt 2013, president Morsi has been toppled; as riots break out a disparate group is rounded up into a police van in director Mohamed Diab’s bracing political allegory, the opening film of the Un Certain regard strand at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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