Nabile Maleh Retrospective

Nabil Maleh
Thursday, April 25, 2013
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Alwan Film Festival 2013 Nabil Maleh Retrospective:

The mid-career director’s retrospective and masterclass provides audiences with an in-depth view of one filmmaker’s oeuvre as it pertains to questions of artistic production in a specific cultural context.

This year’s Film Festival Retrospective will present an expose of Syrian director, Nabil Maleh and his films.

Nabil Maleh is a film director, screenwriter, producer, painter and poet and is considered the father of modern Syrian cinema. He earned his Master’s degree from the film academy FAMU in Prague and has published more than 1,000 articles short stories, essays and poems. He is the writer and director of 120 short, experimental and documentary works and 12 feature- length films including ‘The Extras’ and ‘The Leopard’. He has been honored with more than 60 awards at international film festivals, including several lifetime achievement awards. Several of his films are in the curriculum of international film schools and he has taught film direction, acting, writing and aesthetics at many universities, centers and associations, including Austin University in Texas and the University of California in Los Angeles.

Mid-Career Retrospective, Director Nabil Maleh Filmography:

“The Hunt Feast” (2005) UK/SYR co-production (105 mins)

“The Extras” (1993) NationalFilm Organisation (100mins)

“Chronicles of a Dream” (1984) Genève /Ebla Productions (110mins)

“Fragments” (1980) National Film Organisation (130mins)

“The Progressive Gentleman” (1975) National Film Organisation (110mins)

“Ghawar James Bond” (1974) Private Sector (105mins)

“The Leopard (1972) National Film Organisation (115mins)

“Men Under the Sun” (1970) National Film Organisation (Triptych) (45/110mins)

“Rythym” (1970) National Film Organisation (Experimental) (5mins)

“Napalm” (1970) National Film Organisation (90secs)

“Crown of Thorns” (1969) National Film Organisation (45mins)

“Two Men and a Woman” (1965) Syrian TV (70mins)

“Dreams” (1965) Syrian TV (70mins)

“A Surprise” (1964) Syrian TV (70mins)

“Family Problem” (1964) Prague/ FAMU productions (35mins)


For more information:



Nabil Maleh Retrospective Co-Sponsored By



The Graduate Center-CUNY, Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center


365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 USA


MEMEAC’s mission is to promote the study of the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans. Established in 2001, MEMEAC is the only center in the country that incorporates the Middle Eastern American experience into Middle East Studies.




TURATH, The Arab Students Organization at Columbia University


Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


Turath was established to foster community involvement of the undergraduate Arab population, to promote awareness of Middle Eastern culture, and to provide a voice for Arabs on campus. To that end, Turath hosts several films, musical and literary performances, social events, and much more each semester.,%20The%20Arab%20Students%20Organization%20at%20Columbia%20University.htm

3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.






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