The Kingdom of Women, with Director Dahna Abourahme

The Kingdom of Women
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St 4th floor, New York, NY 10004
Admission: Suggested Donation: $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Q&A with director follows screening.

About the Film

After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Ein al-Hilweh (the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon) was destroyed, and its men imprisoned. The Kingdom of Women documents the resilience, community spirit, and valor of the women from the camp during this period — how they rebuilt the camp and protected and provided for their families while their men were held captive. Weaving between past and present, animation and daily life, Abourahme honors women’s contribution to the survival of the Palestinian community in exile

Awards: Jury Award for Medium Length Films-Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Doha, April 2011,.Audience Award 3rd Place-Dox Box Documentary Film Festival, Syria, March 2011. Official selection at: various festivals among them: Among Women Filmmakers, Caravan of Arab and Ibero-American Women Films, Cairo & Granada, May 2011 •Women Film Festival, Gaza, July 2011

About the Filmmaker

Dahna Abourahme

Dahna Abourahme is a Palestinian filmmaker who grew up in Abu Dhabi and Amman. She received her MA in Media Studies at the New School for Social Research in New York, where she worked as a filmmaker and youth media educator. She currently lives in Beirut and teaches at the Lebanese American University. Her first feature documentary was Until When… (2004), a personal portrait of four Palestinian families living in Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank.

Our Sponsors

3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part by the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by NYSCA and the Manhattan Community Arts fund, supported by NYC DCA, both administered by 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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