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Islam Sakka
Watching the latest videos posted by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), it is easy to see the changes in cinematic technique and the group’s...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
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Muhammad Hamdar
Against a backdrop of hip-hop music and scenes from old Arabic films, two Lebanese artists join forces at Metro al-Madina tonight, November 15, for a...
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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Muhammad Hamdar
Few fans of Lebanese cinema would recognize the name of Christian Ghazi (1934-2013), who passed away two days ago. One of the pioneers of independent...
Friday, December 13, 2013
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Anas Zarzar
Damascus - Directing a film in the midst of a civil war is no easy task.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Roy Dib
In a tribute to independent Lebanese filmmakers, Metropolis Cinema in Beirut will be showing the best pictures from the last two years. It is clear...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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Mahmoud Hajj Mohammad
Syrian director Basil Khatib (b.1962) has returned to cinema with his newest film, Mariam, after 12 years of absence in which he directed a number of...
Monday, April 9, 2012
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Mohammad Khawly
Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah’s new film about the unlikely relationship between a political activist and a camel rider tries to highlight the...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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Mariam Abdallah
The Iraqi writer Hamed al-Maliki, unlike many of his colleagues, managed to build a rich career for himself in his home country despite the grim...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Mohammad Khawly
The recently released Egyptian film Wahed Sahih was suddenly pulled from movie theaters to be re-examined by a censorship committee for “unvirtuous”...
Friday, January 13, 2012
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