We are deeply saddened to learn of documentary filmmaker Thomas Heise’s sudden death at age 68. His internationally acclaimed film Heimat is a Space in Time, released by Icarus Films in 2019, is an understated epic that brilliantly marries the written word, image, and sound design. In an essay for Film Comment, J. Hoberman writes: […]

by Yasmina Tawil The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) is a nonprofit organization founded by the team behind the largest and oldest Arab Film Festival in North America. Through film, education, mentorship, and new media, our mission is to enhance public understanding of Arab culture and provide insight into the beauty, complexity, and diversity […]

To mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, OVID continues to expand and diversify our collection of films about women’s lives and ongoing struggles for liberation. This week, we thought to assemble a brief and comprehensive A-Z top ten here of some favorites from the collection to date… Chez Jolie Coiffure by Rosine Mbakam centers […]

A review by Alex Fields. In Oxhide I & Oxhide II, filmmaker Liu Jiayin takes us into a cramped Beijing apartment, casting her parents and herself as fictionalized versions of themselves. In the following post, film critic Alex Fields pays particular attention to the second installment, wherein the director fixes her camera around the kitchen […]

🐾starring Guillaume-en-Égypte🐾  OVID’s future depends on the support of those who know and value what we do. And with a reduced advertising budget this year, we need to be creative.So … voila!!  OVID announces our new line of merchandise!  The t-shirt is made of 100% ring-spun cotton and is soft and comfy. Our tee is […]

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