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Maraia Film
Pays concerné : États-Unis


Maraia, en arabe, signifie ‘miroirs’ – le symbolisme du nom est évident.


Who We Are
We’re a small, independent film production company with a special focus on issues in the Middle East and North Africa. We seek to provide an outlet and forum for filmmakers from the Middle East who seek a creative alternative to the restrictions of censorship and conservative production values in their countries of origin. We are a diverse group comprising many nationalities, although most of our staff and volunteers are from the Middle East.

Our Mission
To give a voice to the underrepresented groups, such as women, minorities, and those discriminated against due to their difference, with a special focus on LGBTQ issues from the regions of the Middle East and North Africa.

For more information, contact us


What does your name mean?
Maraia, in Arabic, means ‘mirrors’ – the symbolism of the name is obvious.

Who are your sponsors?
Currently, our main sponsor are members of Egyptian Underground Film Society, SWANABAQ, and Helem If you would like to become a sponsor and have your own place in the Honor Roll, email us at [email protected]

What are your productions?
Our newest production is All My Life, a feature film set in Egypt. Our next production, scheduled for 2008, is a documentary on the well-known Queen Boat case.

Are you based in the Middle East?
No; we’re based in San Francisco. Although many of our staff and volunteers are from the SF Middle Eastern community, we are a diverse group comprising many nationalities.

Where can I see your movies?
Hopefully in festivals throughout 2008 you’ll be able to see All My Life Visit us again to know more about dates and places of screenings.

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