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Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a decade ago.

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, writes Noor Ghazal Aswad.

Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

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Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say celebrate violence against football fans and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

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Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Lebanese are growing more desperate as jobs disappear and their money's value evaporates in a terrifying confluence of events.

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Tunisian actress Hend Sabry lands 'female-focused' Netflix show deal

Sabry will execultively produce and star in the Arabic-language Netflix original series, described as a female-focused drama-comedy filmed in Egypt.

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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 ...

Malia Bouattia

The speech that stunned French Oscars into embarrassed silence

Comment: The powerful speech Aïssa Maïga gave about the lack of diversity in French cinema was received by France's glitterati with deafening ...

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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'.

Afghan skateboarding documentary wins <em>Oscar</em>

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Afghan skateboarding documentary wins Oscar

The documentary follows young girls of Kabul learning to skate amid the ongoing deadly war.

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Will Syrian documentary For Sama win at the Oscars?

Harrowing Syrian war documentary For Sama is in the running for best feature documentary at Sunday's Oscars.

Syrian war documentary For Sama wins Best Documentary BAFTA

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Syrian war documentary For Sama wins Best Documentary BAFTA

A documentary film about a young mother's experience amid the Syrian civil war took home a Best Documentary win and 4 nominations at the 2020 ...

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance Film Festival

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Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance Film Festival

Bryan Fogel's 'The Dissident' is a searing documentary about Jamal Khashoggi's murder, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi regime ...

Brotherhood: <em>Oscar</em>-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

Narjas Zatat

Brotherhood: Oscar-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

The short has collected 60 awards in 48 countries, including the 2018 Carthage Film Days’ Tanit d’Or and the Best Canadian Short Film at the ...

Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?

Arash Azizi

Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?

Comment: Arash Azizi asks if the Iranian regime's crisis of competence will bring it down.

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For Sama and The Cave nominated for Oscars

The Cave and For Sama have been nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars.

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Five positives to take from 2019

Here are five stories that lifted our spirits in 2019.

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Muslim teenager features on UK's New Year Honours list

Muslim teenager Ibrahim Yousaf was the youngest person to feature on Britain's traditional New Years Honours list.

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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.

Tripoli: From 'Lebanese Kandahar' to home of protest rave

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Tripoli: From 'Lebanese Kandahar' to home of protest rave

In unprecedented scenes for Lebanon's relatively conservative Sunni Muslim heartland, a DJ blasted beats from a balcony to a sea of protesters ...

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Syria's heroic underground female medics hailed in 'The Cave'

The Syrian director risked his life to document the atrocities of the longest running siege in Syria’s modern history, suffering torture in ...

The original fashion trailblazer was a Muslim

Sophia Akram

The original fashion trailblazer was a Muslim

A Muslim polymath, known as Ziryab, is said to have shaped many of the lifestyle and cultural traditions of Andalusia in the 9th century.

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

Jad Salfiti

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

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

Four must-watch MENA films from the Venice Film Festival

Sarah Khalil

Four must-watch MENA films from the Venice Film Festival

Four films from the region to look out for at this year's Venice film festival.

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