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Extraordinary Moving Film
— Women Cinemakers Berlin
Filmed with mastery
— Médiaterranée, Paris
Excellent
— The Utah Review

Full screening schedule HERE

CANADIAN PREMIERE
42nd Montreal World Film Festival
September 2 at 4:00PM
Director in attendance
Tickets are available here

US PREMIERE
10th edition of MARFA FILM FESTIVAL  (chosen as an opening film for the festival)
July 11 at 8:30PM
Lead actress in attendance
Tickets are available here

EUROPEAN PREMIERE
FESTIVAL DES CINÉMAS ARABES - FESTIVAL OF ARAB CINEMA
at Institut Du Monde Arabe (IMA)/Arab World Institute
July 5 at 4:30PM
Director in attendance
Tickets are available here


DIRECTOR'S REEL 2018


I SAY DUST playing now on Sundance TV

Available now on

 
 

LATEST INTERVIEWS

LATEST INTERVIEWS

. Women Cinemakers | Feature Interview, August 2018

On Orient | Interview, August 2018 (in French)

.  We Are Moving Stories | Interview, July 2018

. France 24 | Interview, July 2018


PUBLICATION

Commissioned by Baryshnikov Arts Center to write
a story on pianist Tarek Yamani's work
Read HERE

'BEIRUT DYING STARS'
Magical Realism Short Story

Read full story


RECENT SCIENCE FICTION PUBLICATION

I COME FROM FUTURE
science fiction short story published in Blind Spot (The english version of French Angle Mort) // July 2016

 

IMAGINE THE CITY
science fiction stage play published in Qahwa Project issue 3 MENASA FUTURISM (April 2017)
 


EXHIBITION

Science fiction texts part of 'Halcyon' exhibition for Transart Institute Triennale
Curated by Rachel Dedman

'I Come From Future' and 'The Flukian', two science fiction short stories by Darine Hotait will take part in this exhibition, text prints and readings.

Halcyon is a research and exhibition space which brings together artists and writers using the critical possibilities of science-fiction to address contemporary urgencies surrounding identity, placehood, conflict, landscape, technology, architecture, futurity and time.

Berlin . August 5-7, 2016 at Uferstudios
London. August 10, 2016 at Mosaic Rooms

Photos by Rachel Dedman // Graphics and text design by Studio Zumra


TALKS

Panel Discussion at 13th Arab Film Festival at Cinetopia Film Festival

New Reflections on Arab American Representation in the Media

Speakers:
Darine Hotait, Maha Chehlaoui & Ali Abbas.

Location: Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. 
Date: June 9, 2018.
Time: 4:30-6pm

RSVP Here

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

. NEW YORK CITY
Literary Adaptation Workshop
Dates: Mondays, August 13th, 20th, 27th and Tuesday, September 4th
Time: 6PM-9PM
Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW)
To register HERE

. PARIS, FRANCE
Cinephilia Screenwriting Lab for Shorts
Dates: June 26-July 8, 2018
In Collaboration with Institut Du Monde Arabe/Arab World Institute and The Festival of Arab Cinema in Paris

Call for applications opens on March 15, 2018.  
To apply Here

. DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Screenwriting Workshop
Dates: June 1-3, 2018
Presented as part of 13th Arab Film Festival at Cinetopia Film Festival.
Location: Arab American Museum
To register Here
 


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