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Jordanian director Zaid Abu Hamdan will be in town on Saturday, May 4 to screen three of his award-winning and Oscar-qualified short films at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

In 2006, Hamdan's served as the first assistant director, writer for the Jordanian version of Sesame Street, but even before that his most fervent calling in life is child advocacy.

To date, Hamdan's company, Zaha Productions, has released five shorts. The three films to be screened are Baram and Hamza, Bahiya and Mahmoud, and Love Older...Hiroshi and Kiyoko.

The event is being sponsored by ADA (American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee) and Karama, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit corporation based in San Diego and made up of Arabs and non-Arabs.

There will be a reception at 6pm followed at 7pm by the movies. Tickets for the event are $10, $8 for MoPA members. The Museum of Photographic Arts is located at 1649 El Prado. Advance tickets can be purchased at BrownPaperTicket.com or at the door on the day of the show. Click for more information.

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