Mar 28, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join us for the first film screening in ACCC and Yalla Arabi's new series: Nadi Cinema (Cinema Club).
Imbaratoriyat Ghawwar (The Empire of Ghawar) and Celebration of Syrian Culture!
Where: ACCC, 2 Plaza St. SF
When: Thursday, March 28th, 7pm
Free to all. Options to donate to Syrian humanitarian aid will be available at the event.
Celebrate Syrian culture and resilience and join us for fresh popcorn, Syrian treats, Arabic Coffee, and discussion!
Director: Marwan Akkawi, Syria 1981, 105 min.
Arabic with English Subtitles
Duraid Lahham plays the role of a man who saves a neighborhood, symbolically representing a state, from the rivalries of two men quarreling for power. He defeats them both, claiming to want equality and freedom for all, but no sooner are they toppled than he sets himself up as a dictator instead, imposing his will on everyone by force, and employing an army of henchmen who steal, kill, and terrorize the people to maintain his "regime."
Are you ready for some comical satire??
Cosponsored by the ACCC, Arab Film Festival and Yalla Arabi meetup group.