Triumph67 screens at the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Triumph67 screened at the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, which I’ve been told is the second longest running Arab film festival in the country. It was well received and we had what I thought was a highly enjoyable question and answer session after the film with Mohannad Ghawanmeh, Jeremy Wilker, Heidi Haaland, and myself (Dan Tanz). It felt particularly gratifying to screen the film for an Arab audience and get their reactions. It was a true honor to be able to show the film in this setting, discuss how Arabs are portrayed in cinema, and how are film breaks that mold.

It was wonderful to be part of such a prestigious, yet also intimate setting, and I want to thank the board of Mizna everyone they brought on to make the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival happen, bring film makers together with the consumers of fine cinema and culture, and establish a setting where alternative voices can be heard outside the mainstream cinema.

Hey, and also, the coffee was great, and location was cozy at the historic Heights Theater, the films were moving and provocative, and the company was first rate. Experiences like this make me want to make another film…

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