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Arab Film Distribution-Typecast Releasing Typecast Films is a distributor & producer of quality independent films that challenge cultural and political assumptions about some of the underrepresented peoples and cultures of the world.

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Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story: Karim and Hebba are a young, loving married couple who both have great careers. Karim is ...
03/23/2012
New films from Elia Suleiman and Yousry Nasrallah coming soon to DVD - pre-order now!

Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story: Karim and Hebba are a young, loving married couple who both have great careers. Karim is about to be appointed editor-in-chief at the top governmental newspaper, while Hebba is host of a popular TV talk show at an independent network that explores controversial political topics in Egyptian society. Now Karim's new promotion at work depends on her not covering such topics.

Nominated for the Palm d'Or at Cannes, "The Time That Remains" is an intimate, semi-autobiographical portrait of Palestinians living as a minority in their own homeland from the time Israel declared its independence in 1948 to the present day.

In her honor and remembrance, AFD/Typecast is offering a sale on two of Hind Rostom's greatest and most known films. She...
08/19/2011
AFD/Typecast mourns the passing of Hind Rostom: In her honor AFD/Typecast is offering a sale on two

In her honor and remembrance, AFD/Typecast is offering a sale on two of Hind Rostom's greatest and most known films. She was known as the queen of seduction in Egyptian cinema and the "Marilyn Monroe of the East," who died last week at age 82. At the peak of her career from the mid-1950s to mid-1960s, Hind Rostom was the biggest film star in Egypt and one of the most desired woman in the Arab World.

Arab Film Distribution promotes and distributes the cinemas of the Arab world in North America. Our patrons consist of people who love film and appreciate the medium's potential to educate and promote cross-cultural exchange.

July Specials on Films From Yemen
06/30/2011
Typecast Films » Two Yemeni films on sale from Typecast Films

July Specials on Films From Yemen

Yemen has been making headlines lately, as the Yemeni people fight for a representative government. Through the month of July, we’re offering a discount on two of the only films ever made in Yemen—works that not only represent the Yemeni people, traditions, and culture.

AR is #1 Top Rated in Political Movies & TV Documentary category on Amazon. Thanks for reviewing our film on Amazon!http...
06/27/2011
American Radical: Trials of Norman Finkelstein

AR is #1 Top Rated in Political Movies & TV Documentary category on Amazon. Thanks for reviewing our film on Amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/American-Radical-Trials-Norman-Finkelstein/dp/B0038GQRLO

American Radical is the insightful and enraging documentary that follows Finkelstein around the world as he attempts to negotiate a voice among his impassioned critics and supporters. Uncompromising even in the face of his recent denial of tenure at DePaul University, Finkelstein is revealed as a...

Hey Seattleites! You can see "I Want to See" at the Northwest Film Forum from July 8th to July 14th:)
06/23/2011
Northwest Film Forum :: Calendar :: I Want To See

Hey Seattleites! You can see "I Want to See" at the Northwest Film Forum from July 8th to July 14th:)

$6.00/Film Forum Members $6.50/Seniors, Children under 12 and Students with valid photo ID $9/General(unless otherwise noted)Read NWFF's Ticket Policy >

06/16/2011
TCM plans Arabs-in-cinema programming - UPI.com

TCM preparing to air a month-long movie event called "Race & Hollywood: Arab Images on Film."

Turner Classic Movies says it is preparing to air a month-long movie event called "Race & Hollywood: Arab Images on Film."

Arab and Iranian films at SIFF - Seattle International Film Festival
05/23/2011
AFD/Typecast Films recommends:

Arab and Iranian films at SIFF - Seattle International Film Festival

The Hunter June 1, 6:30pm, Admiral Theatre June 3, 4:00pm, Egyptian TheatreBuy TicketsDirector is scheduled to attend screenings.

05/18/2011
Two Films for the Syrian Unraveling

JADALIYYA highly recommends: "A Flood in Ba'ath Country", by Omar Amiralay.

A Flood in Baath Country. Directed by Omar Amiralay. 2003. Tea on the Axis of Evil. Directed by Jean Marie Offenbacher. 2009. As detentions of Syrian activists escalate and reports surface of nearly 500 dead, it is worth recalling that ...

Good news.
05/18/2011
Dorothy Parvaz is free

Good news.

The Al Jazeera journalist, who disappeared in Syria 19 days ago, is back in Doha.

In JADALIYYA, by Dan Sisken:
05/11/2011
"Budrus": The Potential and Limits of Non-Violent Popular Struggle

In JADALIYYA, by Dan Sisken:

Budrus. Directed by Julia Bacha. 2009. Budrus, an award-winning film directed by Julia Bacha and produced by Ronit Avni, documents the struggle of a small West Bank Palestinian village of the same name to prevent Israeli security forces from ...

We are offering Budrus with Encounter Point for a special price throughout the month of May. Follow the link below and l...
05/06/2011
Typecast Films » Ridenhour Prize

We are offering Budrus with Encounter Point for a special price throughout the month of May. Follow the link below and learn more about these two award-winning films, including how to buy them:)

The Ridenhour judges salute Budrus director Julia Bacha and producers Ronit Avni and Rula Salamehi with the inaugural Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize. Budrus is an inspiring, action-packed documentary about a Palestinian community organizer who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Isra

05/06/2011
Western Reserve PBS • Programs A-Z | Western Reserve Public Media

For viewers in Ohio - don't miss the PBS showing of American Radical tomorrow!

Welcome to Western Reserve Public Media. You will find, among other things, video on demand, the daily program schedule, station e-newsletters and our locally developed multimedia curriculum kits for K-12 classrooms, featuring online teacher guides, interactive lesson plans and instructional video.

The Ridenhour judges salute BUDRUS director Julia Bacha and producers Ronit Avni and Rula Salamehi with the inaugural Ri...
05/04/2011
Typecast Films » Festival FilmPage Home Page Home Video NETFLIX Theatrical » Budrus

The Ridenhour judges salute BUDRUS director Julia Bacha and producers Ronit Avni and Rula Salamehi with the inaugural Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize. We are offering BUDRUS with ENCOUNTER POINT for a special price throughout the month of May! Purchase both DVDs for just $39.99 plus shipping—sale ends June 1st!

DVD on sale now for preorder only. The street date is May 10th, 2011. Secure your copy today.Follow us on facebook & twitter!

The Ridenhour judges salute BUDRUS director Julia Bacha and producers Ronit Avni and Rula Salamehi with the inaugural Ri...
05/04/2011
Typecast Films » FilmPage Home Video Institutional NETFLIX » Encounter Point

The Ridenhour judges salute BUDRUS director Julia Bacha and producers Ronit Avni and Rula Salamehi with the inaugural Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize. We are offering BUDRUS with ENCOUNTER POINT for a special price throughout the month of May! Purchase both DVDs for just $39.99 plus shipping—sale ends June 1st!

Just when the world is losing hope for the possibility of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict comes Encounter Point . Created by a Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American team, Encounter Point moves beyond sensational and dogmatic imagery to tell the story of an Israeli settler, a Pal

Reminder: Deadline for entries just one month away - May 30th!
04/29/2011
Arab Film Festival: San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Los Angeles

Reminder: Deadline for entries just one month away - May 30th!

The AFF is now accepting submissions for the 15th Annual Arab Film Festival, to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Los Angeles in October 2011. AFF is the oldest and largest annual showcase of works by independent Arab filmmakers that provide insightful and innovative perspectives on Arab

Catch this week's #2 most discussed topic on Al Jazeera English - American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein.
04/15/2011
American radical

Catch this week's #2 most discussed topic on Al Jazeera English - American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein.

The trials of Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein.

04/04/2011
The Freedom Theatre, Jenin, West Bank, Palestine

In memory of Israeli-Palestinian actor, filmmaker and peace activist Juliano Mer Khamis.

An organization I volunteered at in the summer of '08 in Jenin Refugee Camp in Jenin, the heartland of the West Bank in Palestine. During the summer Lisa Fender and I taught storytelling, cinema photography, video editing to the theatre's instructors. As a final project we all worked on th

03/11/2011
Encounter Point «

Awesome blog post about Encounter Point Just Vision @justvisionmedia
http://bit.ly/hS0DOK

This is the first movie I have seen that has for me truly humanized the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Though this film is now five years old, it is still extremely relevant as the fighting continues. Throughout the world, we generally only hear about the negative aspects of the situation. We rarely

Get ready #Oklahoma, Budrus - The Movie is coming your way March 24th! #Budrus http://bit.ly/hBKc0S
03/09/2011
Budrus

Get ready #Oklahoma, Budrus - The Movie is coming your way March 24th! #Budrus
http://bit.ly/hBKc0S

Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the fr

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When AFD began "spreading the word" about Arab Cinema, we had only five films in our library - the titles we acquired after the first ever Arab Film Festival at the 1990 Goodwill Arts Games in Seattle. The charm of these films seduced the audience and highlighted a profound enthusiasm for Arab Cinema. Our distribution project began soon after that as an effort to maintain a permanent flow of Arab films - our version of a year round "Arab Film Festival". Since then, AFD has provided American and Canadian theaters, universities, colleges, museums and media centers with many Arab films of high artistic and educational value. Our business has grown slowly and appreciation for Arab films steadily. Founded in 2005, Typecast Films is a distributor & producer of quality independent films that challenge cultural and political assumptions about some of the underrepresented peoples and cultures of the world. We aim to present audiences with films featuring international perspectives and experiences not often explored in modern cinema.

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With so many Arabic newcomers to our beautiful growing city, Seattle Arab Mixer hosts a networking event at Art Marble 21 on Thursday, March 31st at 7 PM. Come by, slap your name tag on, and get ready to mingle with like-minded friends that are also rooted in Arabic culture. Make sure to RSVP with the link below.