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19 May 2021 Bahrain Culture Authority Organizes "American Film Week” organized in Cooperation with the American Embassy in Manama
Bahrain Culture Authority Organizes

Keen to enhance cultural and knowledge exchange ties between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, in cooperation between the and the United States Embassy in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is organizing the "American Film Week", which will be held from 25 to 31 May, via the electronic platform. “Eventive ". Lovers of movies can enjoy this entertaining event and watch the week’s shows can register through the link provided on the Culture Authority’s account on social media network sites @CultureBah.

American Film Week features award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent feature films, and documentaries on technical themes that reflect the vision of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. Funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and organized by the University of California’s School of Cinematic Arts, American Film Week highlights the film’s value in fostering understanding, cooperation, dialogue, and debate.

The American Film Week includes several titles that start with the screening of the movie "The Dominican Dream" by Jonathan Hook, which depicts Dominican immigrants in New York in the eighties and nineties through the story of the youngest son of a Dominican immigrant family. The screening of the film will be followed by a live discussion session with the famous basketball player Felipe. Lopez and film director Jonathan Hook, then "Making the Waves" by Midge Costin, which explores the hidden power of sound in cinema, will be shown through the names of many prominent male and female directors.
The entertaining movie American Cinema week continues its screenings with the documentary “Cinemability, by national award-winning filmmaker, Jenni Gold. The documentary is about the history of disability in film and television. The film focuses on presenting cases where Hollywood has both progressed by going beyond the stereotype, while other films perpetuate the stigma. Then, there will be the documentary series "Make it work" by Korn and Cab Konwaser, which consists of four parts and focuses on innovation stories across science, technology, engineering and mathematics in America. The list of screened movies also includes a movie called “Attla” by Catharine Axley who is a documentary filmmaker and editor who seeks stories of empowerment through subjects that defy expectations. In spite of having the full use of just one leg, George Attla became a ten-time world champion dogsled racer and an almost mythical hero in his hometown. A Native Alaskan from a remote area, Attla is a complex man: part dog whisperer, part ingenious businessman, part conniving competitor, and part former teenage heartthro. Then, there will be the movie "She Did It" by director Renet Bloweet , which documents the enthusiastic endeavors of dark-skinned women and their experiences in the field of entrepreneurship, and finally “With Moonlight Sonata”, film director Irene Taylor Brodsky Explores Family, Loss and Deafness. At the documentary's premiere, the filmmaker discussed the intimacy of shooting a film about her own family. At its core, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements is a story about love, family and finding your voice, which explores deprivation through narrations of the deaf.

For more information about registration, timing of the screenings, please visit BACA’s official website on