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Getting an eyeful of another worldview

Posted at 11:59 AM on November 8, 2005 by Euan Kerr

It seems every time you turn around in the Twin Cities you run into another film festival. This weekend the Minneapolis-based Arab-American group Mizna presents its Third Annual Minneapolis Arab Film Festival at the Heights Theater in Minneapolis.

There are more than 30 movies in the festival, ranging from some as short as two minutes, to full feature films. They come from all over the Arab world including a number of films made in the US.

The festival opens Friday with "In Casablanca, Angels Don't Fly" a Moroccan film about a heavily pregnant woman in a remote mountain village dependant on a husband working in a cafe in Casablanca.

I must admit I am most intrigued by a documentary screening Sunday afternoon called "Being Osama" which follows six men in Montreal from diverse backgrounds who happen to share the same first name as the al Qaeda leader.

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