Various directors. Digital. In English unless otherwise noted.


Directed by Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn (2017, 5 min.). No spoken language.

An animated film about a woman in a Middle Eastern war zone who fights the destruction around her by growing a lemon garden. 

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Directed by Claire Fowler (2018, 14 min.). Arabic and English with English subtitles.

A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in New York City while waiting to hear life-or-death news from her family in Syria. 

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A Drowning Man

Directed by Mahdi Fleifel (2018, 15 min.). Arabic and Greek with English subtitles.

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through the day. Surrounded by predators, he is forced to make compromises merely to survive as his life of exile grows one day longer. 

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Directed by Yassmina Karajeh (2017, 18 min.). Arabic and English with English subtitles.

Unable to communicate with the world around them, four Syrian youths venture out into their new Canadian city on a sweltering summer day to look for a public swimming pool, seeking self-determination in the midst of social and political displacement and past trauma. Co-created with first-time actors and war survivors.

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The Dead Die Once

Directed by Alex Morelli and Max McGillivray (2018, 9 min.). Arabic and English with English subtitles.

After settling into her new life in America, a Syrian refugee receives a visit from her revolutionary past. Based on a story by Syrian writer Jehan Sayed Issa.

Like Salt

Directed by Darine Hotait (2018, 25 min.). Arabic, English, and Hebrew with English subtitles.

When living in the diaspora turns into a boxing match, one learns to fight with bare knuckles. Hala, an Arab American female boxer, and Kendrick, an African American jazz musician, improvise their way through a passively aggressive America. She’s Miles Davis in boxing gloves, and he’s Muhammad Ali refusing to live a lie.

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Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets for most of our films. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.

University Members and Pozen Community College Access Program student participants can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced screenings. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.