Tulsa Artist Fellow and 2021 Arts Integration Awardee Moheb Soliman will collaborate with the award-winning Arab American art organization Mizna to bring contemporary national and international Arab/SWANA films to Tulsa for a weekend of screenings, hosted by local indie film hub Circle Cinema.
As the curating partner, Mizna brings a nuanced approach to art and identity, representing the diversity and complexity of Arab and Arab American experience and those of other intersecting communities. Bringing this sensibility and exposure to Tulsans is a central goal of Arab Film Fest Tulsa. Tulsa continues to grow and transform into a city needing an influx of diverse, critical cultural programs to bridge difference with tolerance, empathy, curiosity, and creativity. Previous Mizna Program Director; current Tulsa Artist Fellow, and interdisciplinary artist, Moheb Soliman, will be on the ground locally to coordinate the project and connect partners, artists, and the broader community.
Though this project aims to reach local Arab/SWANA communities, its strength and distinction is in bringing Mizna to all of Tulsa—a rare, authoritative, grassroots organization to share with local audiences of all backgrounds a range of contemporary Arab, Arab American, and kindred other voices, dispelling stereotypes and preconceptions through a range of aesthetics and subjects and showcasing a deeply underrepresented world of film.
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With the belief that arts are critical to the advancement of cultural citizenship, Tulsa Artist Fellowship supports both local and national artists while enriching the Tulsa community. Tulsa Artist Fellowship is a George Kaiser Family Foundation initiative.