SCHEDULE

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To learn more about what to expect at Muslim International Film Festival, take a look below at the full schedule. We’re happy to answer any questions you have regarding specific activities, event timing or any other inquiries.

October 30th

SHORT FILMS

Doors Open: 5:00 PM
Doors Close: 6:30 PM

Film Screening: 6:30 PM


Films Description: This segment will be screening all of our Official Selection of short films submitted to the Muslim International Film Festival. These films include: Amritsar, The Mask of Noor, Let The Kids Run The World, From Syria to Hope, First Stop, Unmarked Graves, Out of Context: Volume 1, Aun Vs Sudrom.

Check out our 'Films' page for more information about all of these films. 

October 30th

THE SECRET MARATHON//I AM ROHINGYA

Doors Open: 9:00 PM
Doors Close: 10:00 PM

Film Screening: 10:00 PM


Films Description:


THE SECRET MARATHON: When the first Afghan woman stood up for her freedom and ran in the Marathon of Afghanistan, she started a movement for equality that started around the world. Zainab’s story inspired legendary marathon runner, Martin Parnell, to imagine what his life might be like if his gender prevented him from going outside to run. Martin vowed to run in the Marathon of Afghanistan the following year to support Zainab, and partnered with filmmaker and first time marathoner, Kate McKenzie. To avoid making the marathon a target for terrorist attack, they must train and travel to Afghanistan in secret, where they will uncover unexpected beauty. This is the story of the brave Afghan women who are risking it all for the freedom to run.

I AM ROHINGYA: Sharing a title with the award-winning play of the same name, I Am Rohingya chronicles the journey of fourteen refugee youth who take the stage in order to depict their families' harrowing experiences during the on-going Burmese genocide of Rohingya Muslims. Leading up to the opening night of their performance, the film takes audiences through the personal lives of the child performers, capturing their struggles as they adjust to their new lives in Canada, and exploring the difficult rehearsal process of recreating scenes of horror. With no prior acting experience, these youth must come together and re-enact the stories of their people in order to show the world that they will not be forgotten.

 
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