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Arab-Palestinian film festival: in Cagliari wins the 2022 “Eye of the Storm” award

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Arab-Palestinian film festival: in Cagliari wins the 2022 “Eye of the Storm” award

The 18th edition ended on Sunday evening 13 March at the Teatro Massimo, the event was organized by the Association of Friendship Sardinia Palestine, with the contribution of the Department of Entertainment and Public Education of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia and the patronage of the Municipality of Cagliari .

CAGLIARI. The 18th edition of the Sardinian appointment with Palestinian Arab cinema, organized by the Association of Friendship Sardinia Palestine, with the contribution of the Department of Entertainment and Public Education of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia and the patronage of the Municipality of Cagliari.

Among the main European festivals of Arab and Palestinian cinema, the edition of Al Ard 2022 presented 34 films of which 30 in competition, chosen and selected by the examining commission among many proposals arriving from Europe and from all over the Arab world and beyond . A total of six prizes awarded by the expert jury composed of Monica Maurer (director, artistic director of the festival), Patrizia Manduchi (professor of History of Islamic Countries, University of Cagliari), Franca Gabriella Piras (former professor of Italian literature, University of Cagliari), Filippo Kalomenidis (teacher and screenwriter), Ibrahim Nasrallah (writer and poet), Wasim Dahmash (former teacher of Arabic Language and Literature, University of Cagliari) and Antonello Zanda (director of the Sardinian Film Archive – Humanitarian Society).

He went to the film by Palestinian director Mai Masri Beirut, “Eye of the Storm” (2021), the Al Ard Award 2022 assigned by the jury of experts because “the work is the story of Beirut of the last three years that shows a country in the moment of dreams, of freedom and even of perdition”. Director Mai Masri follows four young women as they recount the riots: journalist Hanine, Iraqi cameraman Lujain and sisters Noel and Michelle, who comment on the political situation through popular satirical music videos. “Beirut: Eye of the Storm paints a picture of a devastated country, but it is primarily a portrait of youth activism and a hope for the future.”

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