Posts Tagged ‘Arabian Sights Film Festival’

Reviewed: Masquerades

My father read me Grimm's Fairy Tales late in my literary development, long after I could sweep through novels with heavier plots on my own. But it gave me comfort to curl up and listen to the implausible tales that sought little more than to entertain and teach the simple lessons of humility and temperance.  The dreams that [...]

Q&A With Maysoon Pachachi, Director of Open Shutters Iraq

Art closely reflects life in one of this year's Arabian Sights Film Festival openers,  Open Shutters Iraq, a documentary film about Iraqi women learning to tell stories using photography.  In a meta-critical way, director Maysoon Pachachi (an Iraqi herself) documents a story she can relate to even though it differs dramatically from her own.   Pachachi was born in Washington, DC [...]

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