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New Orleans Middle East Film Festival 

The New Orleans Middle East Film Festival screens a wide range of feature and short films and documentaries on subjects such as Afghan bodybuilders (Afghan Muscles), Palestinian rap (Slingshot Hip Hop), architecture (Learning From Light: The Vision of I.M. Pei), the lives of Middle Eastern immigrants abroad after 9/11 (Amreeka) and political topics about Palestine and the occupied territories, such as Tagreed Saadeh's Cast Lead (pictured). The festival features 72 films from countries including Egypt, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Qatar, Lebanon and others. Visit the Web site for a full schedule and descriptions of the films. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students/seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members, $3 patrons, $75 festival pass. — Will Coviello

New Orleans Middle East Film Festival

Nov. 12-22

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;

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