2009 Arab Film Festival

Thursday, December 3 through Saturday, December 5, 2009

Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126

Tickets required

Arab American Film Festival

This popular annual event presents short and feature-length films made by Arab American and Arab World filmmakers, and films focusing on topics of interest to Arab Americans – all of which are accessible to mainstream audiences of all backgrounds. Many of these films are rarely screened in commercially in U.S. theaters; some are in English while others are in Arabic or French with English subtitles. Director Q&A sessions and panel discussions are part of the lineup.


All screenings take place in the intimate 156-seat Auditorium on the Lower Level of the Arab American National Museum (AANM), 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan.

The Thursday, December 3 Opening Night Reception takes place in the AANM Community Courtyard.

Free, lighted parking is available in the municipal lot behind the Museum; enter lot by turning north from Michigan Avenue onto Neckel Street, immediately west of the AANM.

For driving directions, visit www.arabamericanmuseum.org/Directions.id.12.htm or call 313.582.2266.


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Tickets and weekend passes will also be available at the door; cash or debit/credit card.


Thursday, December 3 Opening Night Reception

Includes strolling halal dinner under the dome in the dramatic AANM Community Courtyard, plus Package A films. Partial proceeds benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Sponsored by Haifa Falafel. 

Non-member                $16
AANM Member               $14


Individual non-member package         $8   
Individual AANM Member package        $6

Select one or more of the following packages:

A – Palestinian short films (package does not include Opening Night Reception)
B – Once Upon a Piano & Paloma Delight
C – High Heels & Salt of This Sea
D – Rise and Shine & Dawn of the World
E – Raised Alone & Garbage Dreams


Reserve your seat for ALL festival films by purchasing a Festival Weekend Pass!

Already a Member of the Arab American National Museum? A Festival Member Weekend Pass is just $25. Members may get the pass plus a 12-month extension of their Membership for just $35.

Not yet a Member? Get your Festival Weekend Pass, plus an individual one-year Museum Membership for just $35!

That’s like getting the entire Arab Film Festival FREE, along with a standard $35 Museum Membership, which includes other ticket discounts and 10% savings on Museum Store purchases, both in store and online.

Please note: Festival Weekend Passes do not include admission to the Opening Night Reception on Thursday, December 3. Pass holders are welcome to purchase a separate ticket for the reception; see prices above.

To become a Member of the Arab American National Museum and take advantage of reduced rates on this and other event tickets, call 313.624.0200 or visit the website above.

For more information, call 313.624.0215 or email aanmfilmfest@accesscommunity.org

Festival schedule is subject to change.

Sponsored By
Kresge Foundation MCACA

Questions? Contact Ebony Thompson at 313.624.0215 or HERE.

13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126 - Phone (313) 582-AANM (2266) A Project of ACCESS