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Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
September 28–October 2
Mizna’s Arab Film Festival showcases films made by Arab and Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) makers. The opening-night film, copresented by Mizna and the Walker, screens at the Walker Cinema. All other festival films will screen at the Trylon Cinema (2820 E. 33rd St, Minneapolis).

For a full schedule and festival pass information, visit

Support is provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

Filmmakers and artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige question the fabrication of images and representations, the construction of imaginaries, and the writing of history. Their works create thematic and formal links between photography, video, performance, installation, sculpture, and cinema. Since the 1990s, they have collaboratively directed numerous films that have screened across the world. The artists are known for their long-term, research-based projects that focus on personal or political documents as well as their particular interests in invisible histories, like those of the disappeared during the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990), the Lebanese space program from the 1960s, and the geological and archaeological foundations of modern cities.

Mask-wearing is mandatory for all attendees.

If you have questions or require additional assistance, please email or call 612-375-7600.