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

Full screening schedule HERE

Upcoming screenings:

// 13th Leiden International Film Festival, Netherlands, November 2018
// 29th Journée Cinématographique De Carthage, Tunisia, November 2018 Director in attendance
// 21st Reel Sisters of the Diaspora, New York - USA, October 2018 (New York Premiere) cast and crew in attendance
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13th Tacoma Film Festival, Washington - USA, October 2018
// 12th Boston Palestine Film Festival, Cambridge, USA, October 2018 Director in attendance
// 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, St.Paul Minnesota, September 2018 
// 5th Olhares De Mediterraneo, Lisbon - Portugal, September 2018 Director in attendance
// 13th Lebanese Film Festival, Beirut - Lebanon, September 2018 Director in attendance
// 42nd Montreal World Film Festival - Canada | August 2018
// 10th Marfa Film Festival, Texas - USA | July 2018 (Opening Night Film) lead actress in attendance
// Festival Des Cinemas Arabes at Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris - France | July 2018 Director in attendance
// 15th Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City - USA | June 2018
// 13th Cinetopia Film Festival, Detroit - USA | June 2018 Director in attendance


DIRECTOR'S REEL 2018


I SAY DUST playing now on Sundance TV

Available now on

 
 

LATEST INTERVIEWS

LATEST INTERVIEWS

. Femme Magazine | Feature Interview, October 2018

. 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

. LISBON, PORTUGAL
Masterclass organized by 5th Olhares Do Mediterraneo
Date: September 29 | 2PM-5PM
VALSA

. 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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