Curated by Christina Hajjar

February 5 to 18, 2021

Streaming on the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba YouTube channel


SWANA Film Festival is a free two-week online film festival featuring short films, poetry, and workshops. SWANA Film Festival showcases Southwest Asian and North African creativity on screen to speak to themes of diaspora, dis/connection, agency, and change.

Image designs by Cyrah Dardas. Presented with the support of the Government of Canada through the Young Canada Works program, Building Careers in Heritage.

Visit the full program to learn more about the screenings and workshops and to read my curatorial essay.

Read Tara Hakim’s review on Public Parking: “SWANA Film Festival: contending with complexities of matrilineal relationships from the SWANA diaspora.”