Mara Ahmed Films

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center will rescreen filmmaker, writer, artist and social activist Mara Ahmed’s films

April 19 & 20, 2018

The Muslims I Know

A documentary written and produced by Mara Ahmed

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Film Starts: 7:30pm

Doors Open: 7:15pm / Event: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

The events of 9/11 have created much interest in Islam and Muslims. Mainstream media have responded to this demand for information with generalizations and stereotypes. America’s community of Muslims longs to be a part of the discourse. THE MUSLIMS I KNOW is a documentary that gives them a chance to be heard and understood through dialogue with non-Muslim Americans.

—– The Muslims I Know (2008) 58 minutes

A Thin Wall

A documentary written, directed and co-produced by Mara Ahmed

Friday, April 20, 2018
Film starts: 7pm

Doors Open 6:45pm / Event: 7pm to 9:30pm

A THIN WALL is a documentary about memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation. It focuses on the Partition of India in 1947, but derives lessons that remain urgently relevant today. The film is shot on both sides of the border, in India and Pakistan. The film is written and directed by Mara Ahmed and co-produced by Surbhi Dewan. Both filmmakers are descendants of families torn apart by partition.

—– A Thin Wall (2015) 1h 5 minutes


Free and Open to the Public

Both film screenings will be followed by Q & A with Mara Ahmed via Skype

Currently on Exhibition:

‘This Heirloom’

A Graphic Collage Exhibition by Mara Ahmed

EXHIBITION DATES:

FEBRUARY 7 – APRIL 26, 2018

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