Cinemayaat: The SESAME Middle East Film Festival

Starting Date: 11-11-2004
Ending Date: 11-14-2004

The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, Washington 98505
United States
Last academic year saw the first Cinemayaat Middle East Film Festival, which was well received at Evergreen, and the greater Olympia community. Our overall mission is to dispel stereotypes of the Middle East, Muslims, and Arabs, and expand understanding of the complexity of the Middle East. Using the themes of racism, self-determination, women’s and queer issues to guide our choices, we presented engaging documentaries, feature films, shorts and speakers, all free of charge.

This November look forward to an exciting return of ‘Cinemayaat’ to the Evergreen State College campus. We are using our previous themes, but there is plenty new material (as well as return of a favorite short “Planet of the Arabs”). SESAME will be screening over 12 new films and bringing an array of incredible speakers for an exciting and thought provoking event. Come explore the vast and diverse complexities of Arab, Middle Eastern, and Islamic culture through film, speakers, and discussion.
Geographical Scope: Metro

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