Film Fest now VIRTUAL!
Livestream films @ home
May 13: Speed Sisters
May 20-26: Tiny Souls
May 27: Sudanese Shorts

We are pleased to announce the virtual availability of notable films from Mizna’s Arab Film Festival, thanks to a partnership with Mizna and SooVAC and the generosity of the film directors. These films were originally planned for in-person screenings at the Cultural Center during March/April 2020, but were postponed due to COVID-19. We have since been working with our partners to make them available to our rural MN audiences at home during the closure. We would like to thank Mizna for making this virtual film festival a reality!

Mizna @ Home Cinema – Film Info + Links

Virtual Film Festival Schedule:

Speed Sisters
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 6PM CST

Amber Fares | Sports Documentary | 80 mins | 2015 | Palestine, Qatar, Canada | Arabic with English subtitles *Family-Friendly*


Tiny Souls
Wed May 20 – Tues, May 26

Dina Naser | Documentary Feature | 86 mins | 2019 | Jordan | Arabic with English subtitles


Sudanese Shorts
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 @ 6PM CST

The Tomb Eltayeb Mahdi 17 mins, 1977  ||  The Station Eltayeb Mahdi  16 mins | 1989  ||  It Still Rotates Suliman Elnour  19 mins, 1978  ||  A Camel Ibrahim Shaddad   14 mins, 1981




Thanks to our Partners

This series was originally slated to take place here at the Cultural Center, as part of Let There Spaces in Your Togetherness. We thank our partners at Mizna and SooVAC for embracing flexibility and creative problem solving with us during these difficult times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.