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Arabic Drumming, Fall 2017
Arabic Drumming, Fall 2017
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Reshaping Our World: Cinema without Borders
Reshaping Our World: Cinema without Borders
In solidarity with the majority Muslim countries recently targeted by the presidential travel ban and with Minnesota immigrants and refugees affected by the chaos left in its wake, Mizna—the Arab American arts organization—joins with Walker Moving Image to screen films from Africa and the Middle East. The program draws from the rich tradition of filmmaking in these regions to screen both classic and contemporary films that redefine and reshape the landscape of stereotyped representations through cinematic technique and storytelling.   MORE >>

Mizna: the Surviving Issue
Mizna: the Surviving Issue
The upcoming release of the summer issue of Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art   MORE >>

Queens of Syria: A Film and Fundraiser Against the Muslim Ban
Queens of Syria: A Film and Fundraiser Against the Muslim Ban
Mizna and the Trylon microcinema team up to bring Yasmin Fedda's award-winning documentary, Queens of Syria (synopsis below), to the Twin Cities in May. The special screening is sponsored by the local Committee in Solidarity with the People of Syria (CISPOS).    MORE >>

Ibtisam Barakat Reading with Naomi Shihab Nye + Other Events
Ibtisam Barakat Reading with Naomi Shihab Nye + Other Events
Mizna is pleased to offer opportunities for writers to engage with acclaimed Palestinian American poet and memoirist Ibtisam Barakat during her Twin Cities visit. She will be reading from her new memoir Balcony on the Moon on Friday, March 31, joining poet Naomi Shihab Nye for a literary conversation. Additionally, she will present a workshop, a craft talk and conversation, and writing feedback for a limited number of people.   MORE >>




2017 Arab Film Fest Awards

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Mizna is a Twin Cities non-profit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture. We publish the literary journal Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, produce the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and offer varied other readings, performances, art projects, and community events involving an exceptionally talented and diverse range of local, national, and international Arab American artists.

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