The Present: An Oscar & BAFTA Nominated Short Film

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Join MPAC, Pillars Foundation and Open Screening for a screening and discussion on the Oscar and BAFTA nominated short film “The Present”. In this story we follow Yusef, played by Saleh Bakri, and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift on their wedding anniversary. This film exemplifies what it means to tell authentic and nuanced stories about Muslims.
Watch the trailer and learn more about the film at
Please note: The screening begins on Zoom at 11 AM (PT) and the discussion will start at 11:30 AM (PT) and will be broadcast on Zoom, Facebook Live and Youtube Live. To watch the stream please RSVP at

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