Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A tangent- International Movies

For those living in the Washington D.C. area and interested in the arts, you might be interested in the film fest D.C. A Washington D.C. Film Festival.

I assume those who have been living in D.C. longer than I have (i have been here only a few months really) would be more familiar with it.

This year, the festival is showing an Iraqi documentary called "Iraq in Fragments" and a Lebanese documentary called "Bosta." Both are a must see! as i was told.

My sister had a chance to watch Bosta in Lebanon last year and apparently it was a great hit. Below is a link to the description of the movie on the film fest website.

Find also a description of the documentary on Iraq on its website. "Iraq in Fragments" is also being shown this month at the San Francisco International Film Festival in San Francisco, Ivy Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, True/False West in Wellingham, Washington State and at the Istanbul International Film Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.

Other documentaries in the film fest you might be interested in are the myriad of movies on the role of Hip Hop around the world. If you look hard enough you will even find a little something on Palestinian Hip Hop.


Reel Fanatic said...

Palestinian hip hop? I never would have guessed .. just a short note from someone who used to live in D.C. but now only gets nuggets of culture vicariously from blogs like yours

Raja said...

I was in Lebanon, and I missed Bosta. I'm definitely not going to repeat that mistake!

sam said...

"Lebanese documentary called Bosta". HA HA LOL. I don't know if you're talking about the same Bosta. Go see it and tell me what you think of that "documentary". You didn't miss much Raja.

No seriously, the movie is not bad. But it definitely did not deserve all the hype (marketing slogan: 100% Lebanese). Negative points: the main actor, the dialogues, the long dabke scenes (they can't dance), and the clichés. Positive points: depends on what you think is fresh, funny or bold.

MUSTAQBALISOM(majroo7) said...

To everyone here..can you please comment on the WAR between aoun/mustaqbal jumblat/hizballah? I mean this is the hit in lebanon now...and please focus on aoun/almustaqbal because now almustaqbal are the bad guys you know cuz almustaqbal started the insults first on ANB tv..

Mustaqbalisom said...

I mean add it on so we can have a STRONG discussion about it...PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE thank u...
(doha, raja, may....)

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