This coming-of-age drama follows Tamer, who leads a typical teenager’s life: bored at school, hanging out with friends, at odds with his family. The arrival of a beautiful new classmate changes everything. She is an activist who persuades Tamer to participate in a political action on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day. The experience has life-changing consequences. Alam won the Best Film and Audience awards at the Cairo International Film Festival.
Last May in Palestine
Directed by Rabeea Eid
(Palestine/UK, 2022, 21 minutes, in Arabic with English subtitles)
The filmmaker returns to Palestine after the May 2022 assassination of Shireen Abu-Akleh and revisits memories of being a journalist during dangerous historical events.
The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.
Directed by Firas Khoury
(France/Saudi Arabia/Tunisia/Qatar/Palestine, 2022, 109 minutes, in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles)
Lynn Wyatt Theater, Digital