Arabian Film Nights


Arabian Film Nights is an initiative by the Rotterdam Arab Film Festival, offering a carefully curated program of films every month that provide a glimpse into the Arab world, hosted in a setting reflecting the atmosphere of Arab culture. This initiative not only provides a platform for viewing films but also creates space for in-depth discussions with experts on the themes and stories portrayed in each film. By sharing stories that provide insight into Arab culture and experiences, we aim to bridge the gap between two cultures and promote a better understanding.

We invite everyone to explore these stories with us in a modest setup that highlights the diversity and complexity of the Arab world. Our goal is to share the versatility of Arab cinema and celebrate the unique stories it has to offer. Come and discover with us the personal stories that provide a fresh perspective on the Arab world every month.



Den Haag


A Summer in Boujad

Omar Mouldouira
Morocco, 2022 - 80 min
Arabic spoken
English subtitles

Beautiful film by the Moroccan filmmaker Omar Mouldouira, taking us on a nostalgic journey.
The film highlights the complexity of family ties and the quest for a new home.

Dates, Locations & Tickets

24 May - 19:00 - Den Haag

30 May - 19:30 - Apeldoorn

The Teacher

Farah Nabulsi
UK, Palestine & Qatar, 2023 - 115 min
English & Arabic spoken
English subtitles

In "The Teacher", Farah Nabulsi’s compelling feature debut, the lives of a Palestinian schoolteacher and an American couple converge in a story of loss, resistance, and the search for justice.

Dates, Locations & Tickets

12 June - 19:00 - Rotterdam

28 June 19:00 - Den Haag