Dalya’s Other Country

USA | NR | 75 min | English


Arab American National Museum Sat, May 11, 2019 6:45 PM
Event Info
Film Info
Release Year:2017
Run Time (in minutes):75
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julia Meltzer


Enjoy an Arab American Film Festival selection and panel discussion before breaking fast with fellow attendees at an Iftar following the film.

Dalya’s Other Country
In 2012 Dalya and her mother Rudayna fled Aleppo for Los Angeles as war took over. Months before, Rudayna learns a secret that destroys her marriage, leaving her single at midlife. Arriving in LA, Dalya enrolls as the only Muslim at Holy Family Catholic High School. Can mother and daughter remake themselves while holding on to their Islamic traditions?

Immediately following the film, we will be joined by Muslim Americans from the community to discuss being Muslim American in today's world and navigating identities in today's political and social climate.

The post-screening Iftar is FREE for VIP and Festival Passholders! Not a passholder but still want to attend? You can purchase admission to the party when you purchase your ticket to the screening. Ticket+Iftar packages are $32 for members / $35 for non-members.