Cinemayaat-Arab Film Festival Fine Arts Cinema
For synopses please refer to the Cinemayaat web-site: http://aff.org/2002/february/schedule.html
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2002
INVISIBLE WAR: Depleted Uranium and the Politics of Radiation
Directed by Martin Meissonnier France 2000 (64min)
Preceded by CHILDREN OF THE EMBARGO Directed by Amer Alwan
France 2000 (27min)
Directed by Saad Chraibi Morocco 2000 (110min)
Preceded by MEMORY
Directed by Mieko Futatsugi US-Morocco 2000 (13min)
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9
Directed by Safaa Fathy Egypt-France 1999 (68min)
Directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige Lebanon 2001 (52min)
Followed by THE DREAM
Directed by Mohammad Malas Palestine-Lebanon 1987 (45min)
BEN BARKA: The Moroccan Equation
Directed by Simone Bitton France 2001 (84min)
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
Directed by Sobhi Zobaidi Palestine 2000 (50min)
Preceded by WAITING FOR SALAH AL DIN
Directed by Tawfiq Abu-Wa'el Palestine 2001 (52min)
Preceded by THE DEPARTURE, THE ARRIVAL
Directed by Lubna Warawra Palestine-Canada 1998 (6min)
Directed by Samir Habchi Lebanon 1992 (90min)
Preceded by THE TRAIN
Directed by Koutaiba Al-Janabi Iraq-UK 1999 (9min)
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10
THE POET OF CANE
Directed by Mohammed Tawfik Iraq-Denmark 2000 (55min)
Preceded by SABRI MUDALLAL:Magams For Pleasure
Directed by Mohammad Malas Syria-UAE-France 1998 (53min)
FANTASMS OF THE REAL
THE SATELLITE SHOOTERS
Directed by Annemarie Jacir Palestine 2001 (15min)
A THOUSAND AND A THOUSAND NIGHTS
Directed by Haddy Zaccak Lebanon 1999 (15min)
Directed by Sobhi Zobaidi Palestine 2001 (34min)
Directed by Mohamed Ismail Morocco-France 2001 (95min)
MOROCCAN SHORTS 3
WHEN THE SUN BURNS THE SPARROWS
Directed by Hassan Lagzouli Morocco 1999 (38min)
+ 3 films by Hakim Belabbes
WHISPERS Morocco-US 1999 (15min)
WITNESS Morocco 2000 (7min)
A NEST IN THE HEAT Morocco 1992-95 (45min)
Yerba Buena Center Screenings
February Tuesday 12 at 7:30pm.
Jerusalem's High Cost of Living
Bitar (Uncivil Liberties, AFF 2000) takes us on a densely packed journey to Jerusalem in order to return to his family origins and to investigate the current cultural climate. He captures the general chaos of the first few hours of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, including scenes of waiting in the hospital for news of the wounded and the dead. He juxtaposes the murderous sensibility expressed by some Israeli youth with the random shooting of Osama Jadah as he was on his way to the hospital to give blood. Osama appears in Looking Awry (AFF 2001) only one week before he was killed.
Preceded by Still We Struggle directed Salwa Hassan Al Suwaidi UAE/2000/Video/12 min
Designed as a fundraiser/solidarity tool, this look at the second Intifada from the eyes of the United Arab Emirates includes interviews with bullet-ridden and disabled Palestinians (including Mohammed Dorah's father in the hospital just after his son's murder).
March Tuesday 12 at 7:30pm
CITIZEN BISHARA, Simone Bitton/ 2001/Video/52min
Dr. Azmi Bishara, head of the National Democratic Assembly, philosopher, and Member of Knesset, was the first Palestinian-Arab candidate for Prime Minister of Israel in the elections of May 1999. Interviews with Bishara conducted by the Israeli media reveal the range of treatment he is afforded: from racist astonishment at his insight and intellect to blatant demonization and violent silencing. Recently this political witch-hunt against Bishara has reached a new climax The full Knesset has voted to revoke his parliamentary immunity. Israel's attorney general filed two indictments against him: an "incitement to violence" and "support for a terrorist organization for affirming in public the internationally recognized right of an occupied people to resist occupation and to struggle for self-determination and a second indictment accusing him of "abetting illegal exit from the country." for organizing humanitarian visits to Syria for elderly Palestinian citizens of Israel who have been forcibly separated from their refugee family members for over 50 years. Both trials are due to commence in February 2002.
Preceded by THE ACCUSED, a BBC Production/2001/video/45min
"The Accused" makes the legal case that Israeli Prime Minister Sharon should be tried as a war criminal based on his complicity in the massacre of thousands of Palestinian women, children, and unarmed men in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982. The documentary has sparked international condemnation of Ariel Sharon and has led, in part, to bringing the legal case of charging him with war crimes to the Belgium courts.
Coming to Berkeley
Saturday November 17
Middle East Correspondent of the Independent
Fisk holds 21 British and foreign press awards, including more press awards than any other British Journalist; he has covered the Lebanese Civil War, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and the conflicts in Algeria, Bosnia and Kosovo. Fisk has lived in Beirut for the past 23 years and has personally interviewed Osama Bin Laden
Venue details to follow
the Bay Area's only Arabic Choir, presents
ASWAT is Making its debut on Sat June 2, 2001 at the San Jose State University Music Concert Hall
Join us for an evening of Arabic songs and Andalusian Music on Authentic Near Eastern instruments. Also featuring The Georges Lammam Ensemble, Al-Marjaana Ensemble, and The Sanabil Children Ensemble.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission Seating
Ticket price: $25.00
Tickets will be sold at the door by credit card or cash starting at 6:30 pm (no checks please).
Available one block from the Music Hall at the SJSU garage, 7th and San Salvador St, Price $2.00
For more specific directions log on to:
or call (408) 924-6360
The Role Of Arab Women In The Conflict With Israel
Fay Afaf Kanafani
March 8, 7:30 p.m.
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Afaf Kanafani is the author of "Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman". In this candid autobiography, she reflects on her childhood in Beirut in the 1920s, life in Palestine, and the wars in Palestine and Lebanon. Committed to peace in the Middle East, she is an alumna of I-House from 1955.
The University of California at Berkeley, International House has chosen Mrs. Kanafani to celebrate her contributions as woman of the year.
Christmas Carols and Ramadan Dua for Justice and Peace in Palestine
At UNION SQUARE
(Down Town San Francsico)
Saturday December 16th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MCs Madame Hanan Rashid and Fr. Labib Kobti, will say some words
1) Andre Hawit will present Ala' a Child who was shot in his eye and say the names of the Children under 18 who have been killed. Candles for the Children who have been killed by Israeli Occupation forces.
2) Muslim and Christian prayers (we pray for justice and peace) an Imam and Rev. Arturo D. Capuli from Grace United Methodist Church.
3) BNP Choir, the Ambassadors of faith
4) Muslim Songs and prayers
5) Arab American Cath. of St. Anne's
6) St. Ignatius Choir
7) Grace United Methodist Church
8) Muslim Sings and Dua
9) St. John of God Soloist (Beatriz Martínez-Mariño, soloist, Victor Saravia, guitar)
Hanan Rashid and
Abouna Labib Kobti
Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine
Arab Cultural Festival
Sunday, Oct. 22
(Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln)
Support Palestinian Human Rights
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Candlelight vigil at St. Mary's Cathedral (Geary &Gough)
Friday, Oct. 20
Friday Jumah Prayer
at the Civic Center San Francisco
Friday, Oct. 20
Rally to support the Palestinians
at the Israeli Consulate
U.S. Omen fundraiser to support all Palestinans
at Palace of Fine Arts.
MARCH & RALLY In Support of Palestinian Human Rights!
Saturday, October 14th
Gather @ 11am - POWELL & MARKET
Rally @ 1pm - SF CIVIC CENTER
Directions to Powell/Market:
From East Bay: 80 West/Bay Bridge
5th St. Exit
Stay in the Right Lane (becomes 5th)
Go straight to Powell/Market
From South Bay: 101 North
7th St. Exit
Right on Folsom
Left on 5th.
Go straight to Powell/Market
For more info: 510-234-6398
Co-Sponsors include: American Muslims for Jerusalem, Al-Qalam Institute, ADC-SF Chapter, Al-AWDA, UCB-Arab Student Union, MSA WEST, MSU Berkeley, Council on American-Islamic Relations, American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice, People for Justice and Peace in Palestine, International Action Center, ADC- Sacramento Chapter, SF State GUPS, Palestine Arab Fund, Palestinian American Congress.
The 4th Arab Film Festival (Cinemayat)
To be held in San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose.
Three days in each city.
For details and program,
contact: (415) 564-1100
Madeleine Albright Unwelcoming Committee is organizing a
Wednesday, May 10
12 Noon - 1 PM
UC Berkeley Sproul Plaza
Followed by a march and demonstration at the Greek Theatre
Directly from the mouth of Madeleine Albright: When Albright was asked on national television in 1996 what she thought of the fact that 500,000 Iraqi children had died because of the sanctions, she stated that "we think the price is worth it..." !
(Leslie Stahl, "Punishing Sadam," produced by Catherine Olian, CBS, 60 Minutes)
Madeleine Albright is the speaker for UC Berkeley's Senior Convocation on Wednesday, May 10 at the Greek theatre, from 4 PM to 6 PM. Doors open early at 2 PM due to the security checks that will take place for all those attending the convocation.
On Wednesday, May 10 at 12 Noon a rally and teach-in will take place at UC Berkeley Sproul Plaza followed by a march to the Greek Theatre for a mass demonstration of opposition to her and the foreign policies she represents. American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice encourage everyone to participate in this Rally.
American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice
2094 Walsh Avenue C-2 Santa Clara, CA 95050
Tel. (408) 988-1011
IBDA Palestinian Folkloric
from Dheishe Refugee Camp in the West Bank. IBDA has touched the heart of thousands of people in Europe and the Middle East for their exceptionally moving and beautiful performances
October 4: Danville
Performance at Los Cerros Middle School, 1:15 pm. Followed by party
Contact: Hanan Rasheed 925-726-8026
October 6: San Francisco
Performance at Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel, State of the World Festival, 12 noon. Contact: MECA 510-548-0542
October 6: Palo Alto
Dinner at 6 pm at the home of Ann and Khalil Barhoum. Performance at
Peninsula Peace Center at Unitarian Church, 8 pm.
Contact Paul George 650-326-8837
October 7: Berkeley
Performance at Berkeley Hillel, 7 pm.
Contact: Julia Caplan 510-450-0508 or 510-595-0633
October 8, San Francisco
Performance at McKenna Theater at SFSU, 7pm.
Contact: Salwa Hashwa 916-967-5061, MECA 510-548-0542 or Global Exchange 415-255-7296 x 242
October 9, Sacramento
Performance at high school
Contact: Salwa Hashwa 916-967-5061
October 10, Berkeley
Performance at King Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, 7pm, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Contact: MECA 510-548-0542 or Global Exchange 415-255-7296 x 242
October 11, Alcatraz Island
Performance at Indigenous People's Day Celebration. 5 pm. Dinner reception at Arab Cultural Center, 7 pm.
Contact: MECA 510-548-0542 or Hanan Rasheed 925-726-8026
October 12, Berkeley
Performance at UC Berkeley International House, 7:30 pm.
Contact: Osama 510-234-6398