From Documentaries to Contemporary Cinema, ‘Aflamuna’ Allows You to Stream for Free During Quarantine
The coronavirus pandemic has left us all in self-isolation mode. All of us are currently trying to find ways to pass these unfortunate times. But there’s no better way to pass time than watching a really good movie. Aflamuna (which means our films) is a website that was launched during the current difficult times by a group of Arab filmmakers and film institutions, lead by Beirut DC. to bring all contemporary Arab cinema lovers in one place to stream their favorite movies/documentaries for free on this website and for only a limited time with a new issue released every 15 days.
The following films will be available until April 22nd, with new films introduced thereafter.
One of These Days in Beirut, by Nadim Tabet (2017)
It’s about a Lebanese couple that’s smart, beautiful and hungry for life. However, Beirut is experiencing yet another terrorist attack with street demonstrations and police checkpoints challenging the couple who knew nothing but war and conflict since the day they were born.
The Wall, by Odette Makhlouf (2012)
Set in Beirut’s suburbs, the film focuses on the time of the civil war; a family and neighbors used to hide in Mary’s house, known to be the safest because of the salon’s wall that was built with reinforced concrete. 20 years after the war ends the wall is about to fall unveiling loads of confessions and true emotions that kept neighbors close to each other during the difficult times.
My Father is Still a Communist, by Ahmad Ghossein (2011)
The film’s core idea is based on cassettes that provide intimate and personal details of how a relationship evolves between a couple through time, and how it may be changing and also challenged by direct consequence of the political climate.
A Perfect Day, by Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (2006)
The film revolved around a day in the life of Malek, a young man who suffers from sleep disorders and is obsessed with thoughts of his ex-girlfriend. On the other hand, his overprotective mother struggles with the disappearance of her husband, who was kidnapped more than 15 years ago during the Lebanese civil war.
Saken, by Sandra Madi (2012)
The film is about a fighter and his caretaker, Walid; an Egyptian man who came to Jordan to find work was unaware that his path would cross with Ibrahim’s, and that together they would experience one of the strongest bonds two human beings could share.
A World Not Ours, by Mahdi Fleifel (2012)
Based on a wealth of a personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family.