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The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture is a Beirut-based, non-state body disbursing money to individuals and institutions devoted to, as its name suggests, Arab cultural production. By AFAC's reckoning, it has supported over 150 films since it began awarding grants in 2007, and assists more than 25 film projects yearly.Over the past few years, regional and international film and fine art platforms have exhibited a range of AFAC-supported audio-visual works, from feature films and documentaries to short-form video art. The first edition opens this week in Beirut with an 11-work program of films, feature- and television-length docs and video art pieces from 2012-14, none of which has yet been projected in Beirut. Both features of the film week have arisen from independently minded young Egyptians. One of the highlights of the cycle will be the Beirut premiere of Larissa Sansour's nine-minute video "Nation Estate" (2012). The artist has been celebrated for her ironic application of film genre to the Palestinian condition. AFAC Film Week is being staged at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil March 4-11 .
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