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The artists, including award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, were arrested over a 'mixed-gender' theatre workshop.

Soura <em>film</em> festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Jad Salfiti

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of the Soura film festival

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice <em>Film</em> <em>Festival</em>

Jad Salfiti

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

Culture: A record number of Arab films competed in Venice this year.

Iran urged to let banned filmmaker attend Cannes

The New Arab & agencies

Iran urged to let banned filmmaker attend Cannes

Asghar Farhadi said Iran should allow acclaimed director Jafar Panahi to attend the festival where they both have movies competing for ...

Jordan Elgrably

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an infinitesimal fraction of the real Middle East, writes Jordan Elgrably.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey bans German gay film festival

Turkey has banned a festival of German language gay films due to kick off in the capital Ankara on Thursday over fears it could be a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's latest film 'gives refugees humanity'

A 23-country epic about the migration crisis by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, aiming to "give refugees humanity", has had its international premiere ...

Gareth Browne

Behind Baghdad's silver-screen: The catalyst for Iraqi cinema's reinvention

Movie maker Mohammed al-Daradji's Baghdad film school aims to build a world-class industry in a city that has already seen too many ...

Red carpet for Gaza <em>film</em> <em>festival</em> minus the stars

The New Arab & agencies

Red carpet for Gaza film festival minus the stars

The Red Carpet Festival showcases films focusing on human rights issues and aims to provide Palestinians, many of them unemployed, with ...

Daoud Kuttab

Hunting the ghosts of Palestinian prisoners through cinema

Society: Witty yet brutal, Raed Andoni's latest work seeks to help former prisoners confront their trauma.

Lebanese <em>film</em> picks up prestigious <em>Berlin</em> <em>film</em> award

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Lebanese film picks up prestigious Berlin film award

A joint Lebanese production has picked up the best fiction film award during this year's Berlin film ...

Investigating Paradise with Algeria's veteran <em>film</em>-maker Merzak Allouache

Hadani Ditmars

Investigating Paradise with Algeria's veteran film-maker Merzak Allouache

Q&A: Following his success winning the Golden FIPA award in January, Hadani Ditmars discusses extremism and paradise with veteran Algerian movie ...

Palm Springs presents cinema a world away from Hollywood

Hadani Ditmars

Palm Springs presents cinema a world away from Hollywood

Society: The annual international film festival is only 100 miles from Western cinema's iconic home, but offers delights from ...

Saudi Arabia 'offers to help Germany in terror investigations'

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'offers to help Germany in terror investigations'

Reports indicate that two of Germany's July attacks were linked to individuals using Saudi telephone numbers.

The New Arab

First Saudi production to win award at film festival

A rare feature-length film from Saudi Arabia wins a prize at the Berlinale Forum while the highest award is given to a documentary on the refugee crisis on Saturday.

The New Arab

US planned cyber-attacks to stop Iran nuclear programme

If diplomatic efforts failed, the Pentagon had a plan for a major cyber-attack on Tehran in its pocket.

The New Arab & agencies

Curtain rises on Berlin festival with revolutionary Tunisian movie

For the first time in two decades, an Arabic film is set to open the competition at the Berlin International Film ...

Otail al-Jaffal

Broken but not beaten: Iraqi filmmakers fight for justice

Culture: In 2003, an independent film industry in Iraq emerged from the ashes of a broken Baghdad.

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