Tarab Feature Film

Tarab Feature Film A Lebanese American woman risks losing her career and her family's respect by pursuing her secret passion to perform as a professional bellydancer.

"TARAB has it all: Heart, Humour and Hummous!!!" Written by a Lebanese-American performer and writer, Maria Michaels Moussa (www.mariamichaels.com, www.nadiadance.com), Co-Produced by The Ally Artists Group (www.allyartists.com) TARAB follows Mena, a single, successful female lawyer, who is married to her career. While her Lebanese mother & family push her to find marriage in hopes of grandchildren, Mena realizes she has been working so hard that she has not noticed how much time has passed. She has lost her spark or light within herself. Until, one day, she finds her passion within a form of dance that is not widely accepted as a professional career in her culture: belly dancing. But how long can Mena keep up this double life? If her secret gets out, her family will be shocked and embarrassed. Will she lose her job? Will she have to give up the one thing that has re-connected her to herself? Find out in this truly incredible story of acceptance, culture, family, community, diversity, equality & love that is TARAB. "TARAB is Arabic for musical ecstasy, bliss, or enchantment; an extreme emotional transformation leading to intense feelings of joy, sorrow, or sadness; a concept with no exact English translation."

WOW what a year for #TarabtheMovie! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘‹ HAPPY NEW YEAR and much #gratitude to our fans AND the awesome #filmfestival te...
12/30/2019

WOW what a year for #TarabtheMovie! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘‹ HAPPY NEW YEAR and much #gratitude to our fans AND the awesome #filmfestival teams who honored us with over 15 wins and nominations!โค๐ŸŽฅโค๐ŸŽฅCongrats to our stellar cast and crew๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’‹See you in #2020!๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ‡ #bestfeaturefilm
#awardwinningfilm #bestactress @marianadiamichaels #bestinshow #bestdirector @jennylane #bestfemalefilmmaker
#womeninfilm #womenproducers
#2020herewecome
#staytuned

11/07/2019
Reading Magazine

Fun interview with producer/writer/lead actor Maria Nadia Michaels (at approx. 4:35) Huge shoutout and thanks to ReadingFilm FEST and Reading Magazine and Jason Hugg!!! Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

#readingfilmfest #filmfestival #tarabthemovie #interview #readingmagazine #femalefilmmakers #womeninfilm #lebaneseamerican

Screening 50+ films, ReadingFilm FEST takes over the R/C Reading Movies 11 and the Goggleworks Center for the Arts this weekend. We caught up with a few of the filmmakers at the opening night Gala. Full schedule: http://readingfilmfest.com

Still coming down from the lovely whirlwind last weekend at ReadingFilm FEST!!!  We're so honored and thrilled to win TW...
11/06/2019

Still coming down from the lovely whirlwind last weekend at ReadingFilm FEST!!! We're so honored and thrilled to win TWO awards for BEST ACTRESS @marianadiamichaels and BEST FEMALE FILMMAKER @marianadiamichaels shared with her phenomenal team including director @jennifermhanley !!!

After 4 days and 68 films, the 2019 ReadingFilmFEST Awards Ceremony took place Sunday evening Nov. 3rd at the historic WCR Center for the Arts, with host Tracy Schott emceeing, Cammie Harris and jurors, Anne Hubbell, Carol Toomey, and Judd Taylor presenting awards for the best in filmmaking. The honorees below represent great achievements in international independent storytelling with bold, intimate, and humanizing stories across all categories. CONGRATULATIONS!

2019 ReadingFilmFEST Award Recipients
โ€ข Best Feature Film - Boarding Pass by Mehdi Rahmani
โ€ข Best Documentary - The Pollinators by Peter Nelson
โ€ข Best Female Filmmaker - Feature Film - Tarab by Maria Michaels
โ€ข Best Female Filmmaker โ€“ Documentary Film โ€“ Strange Tenants by Fiona Cochrane
โ€ข Best Female Filmmaker โ€“ Short Film - Zoe in Review by Stacey Larkins
โ€ข Best Actress in a Feature - Maria Michaels, Tarab
โ€ข Best Actor in a Feature - Ali Mohammadzade, Ako
โ€ข Juror Choice Best Feature - Original Sin - by Maia Nikiphoroff
โ€ข Juror Choice Best Short - Casualties by Holly Voges
โ€ข Social Impact Awards- Shatter the Silence by Wow Films
โ€ข Best Made in Reading - Wandering Mind by Tommy Duncan
โ€ข Best Short โ€“ Until the Wheels Fall Off by Reliquary Films
โ€ข Best Actress in a Short - Emily Keefe, Intermedium
โ€ข Best Actor in a Short - Nathan Darrow, Casualties
โ€ข Best Cinematography - Mohammad Rasouli Boarding Pass
โ€ข Best Director โ€“ Jean Lee - Original Sin
โ€ข Best Screenplay โ€“ Jean Lee - Original Sin
โ€ข Best Supporting Actress - Jenna McBreen The Worry Doll
โ€ข Best Music in a Feature - The Worry Dolls - Stephen Tanksley โ€“ by Brandon C. Lay
โ€ข Best Music in a Short - Are You VolleyBall?! โ€“ Behnoud Yakhhali โ€“ by Mohammad Bakhshi
โ€ข Student Fest Award - Unsolicited โ€“ Meg Cook

10/31/2019
ReadingFilm FEST

Great article on the ReadingFilm FEST happening THIS WEEKEND!!! Tarab is excited to be screening as part of the festival on SAT. NOV. 2ND AT 6PM!!! Tickets and details here: https://filmfreeway.com/ReadingFilmFEST/tickets

Come check it out PA. peeps!!!

#PAherewecome #femalefilmmakers #readingfilmfest #bellydance #lebaneseamerican #indiefilm #supportindiefilm

Thanks to the @ReadingEagle for the great coverage in The Weekend https://www.readingeagle.com/weekend/article/fifth-annual-readingfilmfest-puts-the-spotlight-on-female-artists. Get your tix today http://readingfilmfest.com/attend/#tickets!

Exclusive screening in Paris this Friday!!! Met some amazing fellow #filmmakers at Les Rimbaud du Cinรฉma , some of whom ...
10/20/2019

Exclusive screening in Paris this Friday!!! Met some amazing fellow #filmmakers at Les Rimbaud du Cinรฉma , some of whom will host Tarab and producer/writer/lead actor @marianadiamichaels on Friday October 25th. 7:30 pm #screening, followed by Q & A and #cocktails its free to attend!!! At T.I.A.S.C.I 13 rue de l'Aqueduc Paris 75010

#france #frenchfilm #indiefilmmmakers
#supportindies
#TarabtheMovie #parispremiere #france #specialevent

Celebrating #internationaldayofthegirlchild and another selection for our #littlefilmthatcould! Thanks Blow-Up Arthouse ...
10/11/2019

Celebrating #internationaldayofthegirlchild and another selection for our #littlefilmthatcould! Thanks Blow-Up Arthouse International Film Festival in #Chicago in November! we're excited and grateful for this recognition!!!

#yesshecan #girlsrule #empowerment #ourkindoftown #thewindycity #dabears #tarabthemovie #womeninfilm #filmfestival #indiefilm #femalefilmmakers #lebaneseamerican

Red carpet fun in Amsterdam!!! Thanks to NVIFF for our #nomination for #bestamericanfeaturefilm !!!  Congrats to all the...
10/09/2019

Red carpet fun in Amsterdam!!! Thanks to NVIFF for our #nomination for #bestamericanfeaturefilm !!! Congrats to all the winners and nominees!!! Our team is grateful for this recognition! Our producer/writer/star Maria Nadia Michaels also had fun at the Eye Filmmuseum in #amsterdamnoord and checked out the amazing #andreitarkovsky exhibit!!

#amsterdam #amsterdamfilm #eyefilmmuseum #filmfestival #womeninfilm #tarkovsky #femalefilmakers #tarabthemovie

Just submitted "TARAB" to Berlin Independent Film Festival BIFF!!! #filmfestival #berlin #berlinfilmfestival #womeninfil...
09/02/2019

Just submitted "TARAB" to Berlin Independent Film Festival BIFF!!!

#filmfestival #berlin #berlinfilmfestival #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakersrock #lebaneseamerican #bellydance

Just submitted "Tarab" to San Diego Arab Film Festival !!via http://FilmFreeway.com! This could be our #westcoastpremier...
09/02/2019
Film Festivals, Screenplay Contests, Submissions

Just submitted "Tarab" to San Diego Arab Film Festival !!
via http://FilmFreeway.com! This could be our #westcoastpremiere !!! ๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ‘ โค

#californiapremiere #sandiegofilm #filmfestival #womeninfilm #lebaneseamerican #lebanese #tarabthemovie #femalefilmmakersrock #bellydance

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AMAZING! Another #officialselection for #tarabthemovie! Thank you ReadingFilm FEST see you in #Pennsylvania in November!...
08/22/2019

AMAZING! Another #officialselection for #tarabthemovie! Thank you ReadingFilm FEST see you in #Pennsylvania in November!!! More details soon!! #goteamtarab #director producer Jennifer Hanley #producer Leila Bicos producer/ #writer #leadactor Maria Nadia Michaels !!!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜˜โค๐ŸŽฅ

#gratitude #filmfestival #womeninfilm #womenempowerment #readingfilmfest #lebaneseamerican #onaroll #ronstadtbrothers #ronstadt #thelittlefilmthatcould

#Laurels for our #bestfeaturefilm #win at New Hope Film Festival are here!!! Thank you for this honor NHFF and congrats ...
08/07/2019

#Laurels for our #bestfeaturefilm #win at New Hope Film Festival are here!!! Thank you for this honor NHFF and congrats to your amazing team Doug Whipple Thom Mulligan and Danny Sailor on another successful festival!!! So proud of our team including #director Jennifer Hanley who was nominated for #bestdirector !!!

#newhopefilmfestival #tarabthemovie #filmfestival #awardwinner #indiefilm #womeninfilm #lebaneseamerican #wediditagain #whatateam

just submitted #tarabthemovie to Brazil Cinefest - Antigo Macaรฉ Cine  via www.filmfreeway.com !!!#brazilcinefest #filmfe...
07/31/2019
Film Festivals, Screenplay Contests, Submissions

just submitted #tarabthemovie to Brazil Cinefest - Antigo Macaรฉ Cine via www.filmfreeway.com !!!

#brazilcinefest #filmfestival #brazil #bellydance #lebanese #lebanesebellydance #womeninfilm #inclusion #representationmatters

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Up next for TARAB! Screening this Wed. July 31st at SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival 11 am at the Tobin Center for the...
07/31/2019

Up next for TARAB! Screening this Wed. July 31st at SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival 11 am at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Mclaughlin Rotunda in TEXAS!!!
This outstanding festival has been running for 25 years and we're so honored to be selected!!!

Get tix here: https://www.tobincenter.org/box-office/2019-07/2019-san-antonio-film-festival

#safilm2019 #sanantoniofilmfestival #filmfestival #tarabthemovie #womeninfilm #supportindiefilm #lebaneseamerican #bellydance #representationmatters

Ahhhmazing!!! Tarab won the #award for #bestnarrativefeature at New Hope Film Festival festival!!! We're so #grateful ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•...
07/29/2019

Ahhhmazing!!! Tarab won the #award for #bestnarrativefeature at New Hope Film Festival festival!!! We're so #grateful ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽฅ
Plus nominations for #bestdirector Jennifer Hanley ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ AND we were also nominated for the #femaleeye award!! Thank you to Doug, Danny, Thom Mulligan and and the entire festival team!! You all rock ๐ŸŽธ!!! Congrats to our amazing cast and crew and to all the nominees and winners!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’•

#newhopefilmfestival #newhopepa #filmfestival. #awards #tarabthemovie #lebaneseamerican #womeninfilm #femalewriter #femaledirector #femaleproducer #ittakesavillage #supportindiefilm

HAPPENING THIS WEEK!! get yer tix for Tarab at New Hope Film Festival in PA, Wed. July 24th @ 6:45pm !!! yay!!!๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽฌ A s...
07/22/2019

HAPPENING THIS WEEK!! get yer tix for Tarab at New Hope Film Festival in PA, Wed. July 24th @ 6:45pm !!! yay!!!๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽฌ A short day trip from NYC, New Hope is like the Woodstock of PA!!! Tons of fun stuff to do: breweries, wineries, cool shops and bookstores, museums and more!!.. We screen with the fantastic short, From Emily!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4267354

#newhopefilmfestival #filmfestival #tarabthemovie #femalefilmmakers #buckscounty #womeninfilm #representationmatters #inclusion #lebaneseamerican #bellydance #pennsylvania #supportindiefilm

Yessss!!! just submitted "Tarab" to Bahรญa Independent Cinema Festival, Brazil via (link: http://FilmFreeway.com) FilmFre...
07/22/2019
Film Festivals, Screenplay Contests, Submissions

Yessss!!! just submitted "Tarab" to
Bahรญa Independent Cinema Festival, Brazil via (link: http://FilmFreeway.com) FilmFreeway.com!

#brazil #bellydance #lebanese #lebaneseamerican #filmfestival #brazilianfilm #bahia #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #indiefilm #supportindiefilm

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Enter the worldโ€™s best film festivals and screenplay contests. FilmFreeway makes it easy to discover, submit and get tickets to thousands of events.

WOW! A SECOND NOMINATION for Tarab  for #bestforeignfeaturefilm !!! Thank you LIFF Lebanese Independent Film Festival!!!...
07/21/2019

WOW! A SECOND NOMINATION for Tarab for #bestforeignfeaturefilm !!! Thank you LIFF Lebanese Independent Film Festival!!! So proud of our team including director/producer Jennifer Hanley producer Leila Bicos producer/writer Maria Nadia Michaels DP Jo Serraf and our amazing actors including Karen Lynn Gorney Kathryn Kates Anton Obeid and TAMIR!!!!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŽฌโค

#liff2019 #lebanese #lebaneseamerican #lebanesefilm #lebanesefilmfestival #filmfestival #tarabthemovie #womeninfilm #diversity #inclusion #representationmatters #femalefilmmakers #madeinny #internationalfilm #indiefilm

So excited and honored to be an #officialselection at LIFF Lebanese Independent Film Festival in September 2019!!!  #nom...
07/20/2019

So excited and honored to be an #officialselection at LIFF Lebanese Independent Film Festival in September 2019!!! #nominated for a Special Diversity Award! Tarab is so proud of our team including director/producer Jennifer Hanley producer Leila Bicos producer/writer Maria Nadia Michaels and DP Jo Serraf! and our amazing actors including Karen Lynn Gorney Kathryn Kates Anton Obeid and TAMIR!!!!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŽฌโค

#liff2019 #lebanese #lebaneseamerican #lebanesefilm #lebanesefilmfestival #filmfestival #tarabthemovie #womeninfilm #diversity #inclusion #representationmatters #femalefilmmakers #madeinny #internationalfilm #indiefilm

Happy 4th + Tarab is  celebrating an #officialselection at SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival 25th year anniversaryl!!!!...
07/03/2019

Happy 4th + Tarab is celebrating an #officialselection at SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival 25th year anniversaryl!!!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‰#goteamtarab

#SAFILM #sanantonio #texasfilm #filmfestival #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #lebaneseamerican #bellydance #inclusion #representationmatters #tarabthemovie

Get yer tix for Tarab at New Hope Film Festival JULY 24TH, 2019 @ 6:45PM!! YAY!!!
06/18/2019
Tarab

Get yer tix for Tarab at New Hope Film Festival JULY 24TH, 2019 @ 6:45PM!! YAY!!!

From Emily, Tarab

Just had to submit to the best festival in the #cityofbrotherlylove  the awesome Philadelphia Film Society  Festival!!!#...
06/18/2019
Philadelphia Film Festival

Just had to submit to the best festival in the #cityofbrotherlylove the awesome Philadelphia Film Society Festival!!!

#filmfestival #philly #philadelphiafilmsociety #femalefilmmakers #womeninfilm #representationmatters #inclusion #lebaneseamerican #bellydance

The Philadelphia Film Festival, October 17-27, 2019 is an annual eleven day festival featuring Philadelphia premieres of international, domestic, and local f...

Monday can be un beau jour when you find out:: #Parisherewecome !!!  thanks to Les Rimbaud du Cinรฉma for this honor!!!  ...
06/17/2019

Monday can be un beau jour when you find out:: #Parisherewecome !!! thanks to Les Rimbaud du Cinรฉma for this honor!!!

#officialselection #filmfestival #weloveparis #lesrimbaudducinema #rimbaudducinema #goteamtarab #indiefilm #femalefilmmakers #womeninfilm #representationmatters #inclusion #lebanese #lebanesefilm #lebaneseamerican #bellydance

Just submitted to Sundance Film Festival !!!!  ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ“นโค๐ŸŽฌ#sundancefilmfestival #goforit #itsabigone #smallfilmbigheart #filmfe...
06/10/2019
Sundance Film Festival

Just submitted to Sundance Film Festival !!!! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ“นโค๐ŸŽฌ

#sundancefilmfestival #goforit #itsabigone #smallfilmbigheart #filmfestival #supportindiefilm #madeinny #femalefilmmakers #womeninfilm #femaledirector #femalewriter #femaleproducer #representationmatters #inclusion #lebanese #lebaneseamerican #middleeasternfilm

The Sundance Film Festival brings together the most original storytellers and the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic, documentary,...

Yes!!! Just submitted to Arab Film and Media Institute Film Festival!!! We'd be so honored to represent the Lebanese-Ame...
06/05/2019
Arab Film Festival

Yes!!! Just submitted to Arab Film and Media Institute Film Festival!!! We'd be so honored to represent the Lebanese-American community! ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ’‹

#arabfilm #lebanesefilm #filmfestival #lebaneseamerican #lebanese #femalefilmmakers #womeninfilm #supportindiefilm #arabfilmandmediainstitute #representationmatters #inclusion

Launched in 2017 and the first of its kind in North America, the Arab Film and Media Institute aims to be a complete ecosystem to cultivate, nurture, and cel...

Excited to submit  #tarabthemovie to ReadingFilm FEST!!! ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ˜#readingfilmfest #filmfestival #womeninfilm #femalefilmma...
06/04/2019
ReadingFilmFEST

Excited to submit #tarabthemovie to ReadingFilm FEST!!! ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ˜

#readingfilmfest #filmfestival #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #readingpa #lebanese #bellydance #supportindiefilm

ReadingFilmFEST celebrates the filmmaker! Voted by filmmakers as a 100 Top Reviewed Film Festival, ReadingFilmFEST is the small festival with a big attitu...

We're buzzing with excitement to submit to Full Bloom Film Festival !!!#filmfestival #northcarolina #statesville #southe...
06/01/2019
Full Bloom Film Festival

We're buzzing with excitement to submit to Full Bloom Film Festival !!!

#filmfestival #northcarolina #statesville #southernhospitality #indiefilm #femalefilmmakers #womeninfilm #fullbloomfilmfestival #tarabthemovie #supportindiefilm #bellydance

Since 2015, the Full Bloom Film Festival has showcased nearly 300 carefully curated films from 34 different countries. Now entering its 5th year, FBFF contin...

Just submitted to the amazing Slamdance Film Festival!!! #filmfestival #tarabthemovie #goteamtarab #womeninfilm #femalef...
05/30/2019
Slamdance Film Festival

Just submitted to the amazing Slamdance Film Festival!!!

#filmfestival #tarabthemovie #goteamtarab #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #goforit #lebaneseamerican #bellydance #supportindiefilm #indiefilm #madeinny #slamdance #slamdance2019

ABOUT SLAMDANCE The Slamdance Film Festival is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking that lives and bleeds by its mantra: By Filmmakers, For Filmma...

Met some cool fellow #filmmakers at Hoboken International Film Festival !!! Saw the fantastic #documentary 21 Years -A F...
05/22/2019

Met some cool fellow #filmmakers at Hoboken International Film Festival !!! Saw the fantastic #documentary 21 Years -A Folded Flag directed by Richard A. Fitts Jr. and produced by @rudolphchilds .Can't wait to meet more cool peeps at the Gala Awards on Thursday!!๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽฅ

#hobokeninternationalfilmfestival #hobokenfilmfest #hiff2019 #filmfestivals #tarabthemovie #femalefilmmakers #womeninfilm #mia #supportourveterans #supportindiefilm #indiefilmmmakers

05/20/2019

On the way to our #newjerseypremiere !!! Still time to get tix for tonights screening at 8pm at Hoboken International Film Festival !!! Get yer tix: https://www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com/monday-may-20th

#hiff2019 #hobokenfilmfest
#greenwoodlakes #filmfest #indiefilm #tarabthemovie #femalefilmmakers #roadtrip #lebanesewriter #femaledirector #bellydance

Great time at Hunter Mountain Film Festival Opening Gala!!! Tarab screens tomorrow Sat. May 18 @ 11am!! Come join us for...
05/17/2019

Great time at Hunter Mountain Film Festival Opening Gala!!! Tarab screens tomorrow Sat. May 18 @ 11am!! Come join us for #moviesinthemountains
๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽฅ
#filmfestival #indiefilmmaker #huntermountainfilmfestival #huntermountain #tarabthemovie #femalefilmmakerfriday #womenmakemovies #lebaneseamerican #bellydance

Just submitted! We'd  be honored to have our #westcoastpremiere at The Valley Film Festival !!! #filmfestival #lafilm #l...
05/16/2019
The Valley Film Festival (Los Angeles)

Just submitted! We'd be honored to have our #westcoastpremiere at The Valley Film Festival !!!

#filmfestival #lafilm #losangeles #indiefilm #tarabthemovie #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers
#valleyfilmfestival #vff2019 #valleygirls

Founded in 2000, The Valley Film Festival (VFF) is a non-profit project of Community Partners ยฎ and is the first and longest continually running film festiva...

Our producer/writer is a  #rhodeislandgirl so very excited to submit to Rhode Island International Film Festival !!!! ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽ†...
05/15/2019
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

Our producer/writer is a #rhodeislandgirl so very excited to submit to Rhode Island International Film Festival !!!! ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ“น

#gorhody #filmfestival #rhodeisland #weloveri #tarabthemovie #femalefilmmakers #family #indiefilm #womeninfilm #lebaneseamerican #bellydance

"One of the Best International Film Festivals and top 10 Short Film Festivals in the United States. The RIIFF provides the kind of intimate festival experien...

Thanks to Bowery Film Festival for supporting and showcasing so many amazing #femalefilmmakers!!! ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽฅ#boweryfilmfestiv...
05/15/2019

Thanks to Bowery Film Festival for supporting and showcasing so many amazing #femalefilmmakers!!! ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽฅ

#boweryfilmfestival #womeninfilm #filmfestival #tarabthemovie #bestfeaturefilm #nycfilm #lebanesewriter #bellydance #bellydancer

Just submitted to another awesome festival: DumboFilmFestival !!!๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽ‡#brooklynfilm #filmfestival #femalefilmmakers #dum...
05/09/2019
Dumbo Film Festival

Just submitted to another awesome festival: DumboFilmFestival !!!๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽ‡

#brooklynfilm #filmfestival #femalefilmmakers #dumbo #lebaneseamerican #bellydance #indiefilm #tarabthemovie #supportindies #nycfilm #womeninfilm #goteam

Dumbo Film Festival is a yearly event structured in monthly contests. Every month, each of the categories will be awarded and a final ceremony will be held e...

Official laurels for our BEST FEATURE FILM win at Bowery Film Festival!!!! Thanks to BFF, the audience who voted for us,...
05/07/2019

Official laurels for our BEST FEATURE FILM win at Bowery Film Festival!!!! Thanks to BFF, the audience who voted for us, and our AMAZING cast and crew!!!

#bestfeaturefilm #boweryfilmfestival #filmfestival #tarabthemovie #femalefilmmakers #indiefilm #lebanese #lebaneseamerican #bellydance #nywift #nyfacurrent #femaledirector #femalewriter #femaleproducer

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"TARAB has it all: Heart, Humour and Hummous!!!" Weโ€™re a timely dramedy from Lebanese-American executive producer/writer/actor, Maria Michaels Moussa,(www.mariamichaels.com). Produced by Angel Michael Productions (www.angelmichaelproductions.com) in association with 6th Floor Productions (www.6thfloorproductions.com) and The Ally Artists Group (www.allyartists.com). Directed by Jennifer M. Hanley. TARAB follows Mena, a single, successful female lawyer, who is married to her career. While her Lebanese mother & family push her to find marriage in hopes of grandchildren, Mena realizes she has been working so hard that she has not noticed how much time has passed. She has lost her spark or light within herself. Until, one day, she finds her passion within a form of dance that is not widely accepted as a professional career in her culture: belly dancing. But how long can Mena keep up this double life? If her secret gets out, her family will be shocked and embarrassed. Will she lose her job? Will she have to give up the one thing that has re-connected her to herself? Find out in this truly incredible story of acceptance, culture, family, community, diversity, equality & love that is TARAB. "TARAB is Arabic for musical ecstasy, bliss, or enchantment; an extreme emotional transformation leading to intense feelings of joy, sorrow, or sadness; a concept with no exact English translation."

Check us out on IMDB: https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt6422314?s=b8b165ef-322c-ff6f-443f-126deddc1c0c and at www.tarabthemovie.com !!!

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Exciting News!!! Tarab is officially a Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles CineFest !!!! #goteam #indiefilm #tarabthemovie #bellydance #womeninfilm #lebanese