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Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

The documentary filmmaker won several awards for her documentary about life in Aleppo during Bashar al-Assad's seige.

Award-winning 'For Sama' director pays tribute to NHS workers

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Award-winning 'For Sama' director pays tribute to NHS workers

Kateab's Oscar-nominated 'For Sama' followed doctors on the frontlines in Aleppo. Now the Syrian director has filmed British doctors fighting the novel coronavirus.

Syrian 'For Sama' director stuns Oscars in Arabic-calligraphy dress

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Syrian 'For Sama' director stuns Oscars in Arabic-calligraphy dress

'For Sama' won the BAFTA for Best Documentary this year, but narrowly missed out on the Academy Award to 'American Factory'.

'Les Misérables': A stark warning from Paris' angry suburbs

Malia Bouattia

'Les Misérables': A stark warning from Paris' angry suburbs

Comment: The simmering tension in Ladj Ly's new film 'Les Misérables' perfectly captures the powder keg atmosphere on the streets of a Paris ...

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Syrian war documentary nominated for record number of Baftas

Waad Al-Kataeb's harrowing film tracing 5 years of the Syrian revolution and conflict has picked up more Bafta nominations than any documentary in history.

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Syrian documentary For Sama shortlisted for Oscar

The films were shortlisted alongside 15 others in the Academy Awards, and in January five will be chosen to go forward to The Oscars ceremony.

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Syrian filmmaker portrays everyday life during bloody conflict

The film shows intimate realities of everyday lives during the war: the absurdity of laughter as missiles crash down overhead, snowball fights, ...

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Award-winning director vows to continue showing Syria’s reality

Waad al-Kateab, the director of the award-winning documentary film For Sama, has vowed to continue showing the reality of life in Syria to a ...

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

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Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

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

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Cannes demands release of jailed Iranian film director Rasoulof

The dissident director - who was previously sentenced to six years in prison in 2010 for filming without a permit - won the Certain Regard ...

Christchurch mosque massacre film announced at <em>Cannes</em>

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Christchurch mosque massacre film announced at Cannes

The feature film follows a family of refugees that fled Afghanistan for the safety of New Zealand, only to get caught up in the carnage in ...

Mashrou Leila light up London's Roundhouse in edgy defiance

Florence Dixon

Mashrou Leila light up London's Roundhouse in edgy defiance

'This is f***ing realness!': Lebanese band Mashrou Leila kick off their first UK tour at London's edgy venue Roundhouse with their charismatic ...

Labaki shines spotlight on Lebanese cinema despite Oscar loss

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Labaki shines spotlight on Lebanese cinema despite Oscar loss

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki fell short on taking home an Oscar for her film 'Capernaum', but critics say the nomination put Lebanese cinema ...

Celebrated Lebanese film Capernaum nominated for foreign language Oscar

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Celebrated Lebanese film Capernaum nominated for foreign language Oscar

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum was nominated on Tuesday for the Foreign Language Oscar.

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Celebrated Lebanese film Capernaum shortlisted for foreign language Oscar

Nadine Labaki's film about a young Syrian refugee in a Lebanese slum is in the running for another prestigious prize.

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Catholic Church to beatify 19 monks slain in Algeria

The Catholic Church will beatify in Algeria seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed during the Algerian civil war.

Florence Massena

Capharnaüm: Tackling child abuse in Lebanon through film

From child labour, to physical and emotional abuse, cruelty, early marriage, statelessness and even racism, Cannes Film Festival Jury ...

Ruby Hamad

Feminism doesn't just mean equal rights for white women

Comment: White feminist leaders must reach out to women of colour to heal a growing divide, writes Ruby Hamad.

Zidane makes shock resignation as Real Madrid coach

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Zidane makes shock resignation as Real Madrid coach

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has announced his resignation just days after winning the Champions League.

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Indonesian designer jailed over multi-billion dollar hajj tour fraud

Anniesa Hasibuan has been jailed for 18 years after being convicted of cheating customers who booked packages to travel to the Muslim holy city ...

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious <em>Cannes</em> prize

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Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

Film buffs are also predicting "Capernaum" will be a top contender for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars.

Iran urged to let banned filmmaker attend <em>Cannes</em>

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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 the Palme ...

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

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Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Society: An ensemble cast share a story that reflects the complexity of Moroccan identity. Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani speak to Jordan ...

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