Al-Bustan and the Penn Arab Student Society are pleased to present a film series featuring Arab Women Directors.
All screenings are held at University of Pennsylvania. Free admission. Food and drink will be served.
When I Saw You is the story of 11-year-old refugee, Tarek, who fled Palestine with his mother in 1967. In the chaos of the war, Tarek is separated from his father, his school, and everything he loves. Struggling to accept a new reality, Tarek embarks on a journey filled with love, hope, humor, and adventure. Arabic with English subtitles.
Detroit Unleaded is the story of reluctant gas station manager Sami and his encounters with a stream of hilarious and unforgettable customers. Among them is the beautiful and charming Najla whose charm and wit sweep Sami off his feet. Detroit Unleaded is the ultimate romantic comedy. English.
12 Angry Lebanese is a documentary tracing the journey of twelve Lebanese prisoners as they produce a stage production of the classic ’12 Angry Men,’ in which a jury tries to reach a consensus in passing a verdict on a young man accused of murder. Arabic with English subtitles.
Co-sponsored by Social Planning and Events Committee, Penn Students for Justice in Palestine, The Lebanese Club at Penn, The Department of Cinema Studies at UPenn, The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, & Women, and The Women of Fels Institute of Government.