The Frida Cinema Presents ‘The Seventh Art Stand’ and Other Anti-Islamophobia Films

From Monday, May 8 through Sunday, May 14, The Frida Cinema will be joining over 50 cinemas across the U.S. in The Seventh Art Stand, a nationwide screening series presented by cinemas, museums, and community centers in 25 states, as an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia. These films highlight many of the issues faced by the Muslim community, as well as the Middle Eastern community in general, both in the Middle East and in the United States, and will range from dramas to documentaries to short films.

Organized by distribution company Abramorama, independent Seattle film arts center the Northwest Film Forum, and writer/director/political organizer Vivian Hua, the Seventh Art Stand calls on the “seventh art of Cinema” (the other six being Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, Poetry, Dance, and Performance) to do its part to share some of the stories, histories, and culture captured by filmmakers around the world about Middle Eastern communities and the Islamic faith, at a time when the “Muslim Ban” and other policies and political narratives have led to an increase in disinformation, and ultimately, violent actions against Muslims, and individuals from the Middle East in general.

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