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Jaddoland w. Director Nadia Shihab, 23rd Arab Film Festival

Date(s) - 10/20/2019
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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Arab Film Festival

Directed by Nadia Shihab
(USA, Iraq)

*Oakland/East Bay Premiere*
The director will be present for a post-film Q&A

JADDOLAND explores the meaning of home and the search for belonging across generations. When the filmmaker returns to her hometown in the Texas panhandle to visit her mother, an artist from Iraq, she turns her lens on her mother’s increasingly isolated life, as well as the beauty and solace that emerge through her creative process. Soon, the filmmaker’s charismatic grandfather arrives, still longing for the homeland he recently left. While the shadow of geopolitical and historical forces looms on the periphery, the filmmaker searches for unexpected moments of meaning in the everyday, subtly weaving threads between past and present, her mother’s work and her own. In doing so, she draws an artful and deeply intimate portrait of one family reimagining its relationships to the places they call home.

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The Arab Film Festival is the oldest and largest independent annual showcase of films from and about the Arab World in North America and is an initiative of The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI).

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