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Film Review: Kaothuer Ben Hania's Oscar-nominated production follows a Syrian man whose desperation towards citizenship leads him along an unconventional, and ultimately treacherous path.

Riz Ahmed first Muslim nominated for lead actor Oscar

The New Arab Staff

Riz Ahmed first Muslim nominated for lead actor Oscar

Riz Ahmed plays a rock drummer who loses his hearing in the movie Sound of Metal.

Tunisian film nominated for <em>Oscars</em> for the first time

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian film nominated for Oscars for the first time

'The Man Who Sold His Skin' is the 10th African film to be nominated in the Best International Film category.

Sudanese paramilitary group refers own intelligence chief over killing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese paramilitary group refers own intelligence chief over killing

The powerful Sudanese Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group has referred its own intelligence chief and other personnel for investigation over ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

The New Arab Staff

Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

Nearly a dozen artists have been arrested in a case that has drawn international condemnation and raised concerns over Sudan's fledgling ...

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

The New Arab Staff

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

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

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 ...

Syrian opposition launch new liberal party

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian opposition launch new liberal party

The Syrian Liberal Party aims at keeping the dreams of the 2011 revolution alive and bring about a free and liberal Syria.

Syrian 'For Sama' director stuns <em>Oscars</em> in Arabic-calligraphy dress

The New Arab

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 Oscar

The New Arab

Afghan skateboarding documentary wins Oscar

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

Will Syrian documentary For Sama win at the <em>Oscars</em>?

The New Arab

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.

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 Toronto International Film Festival.

The New Arab

For Sama and The Cave nominated for Oscars

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

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Egyptian-American comedy star Ramy Youssef wins Golden Globe

Egyptian-American comedy Ramy has wowed the world with its sharp humour.

Five positives to take from 2019

The New Arab

Five positives to take from 2019

Here are five stories that lifted our spirits in 2019.

The New Arab

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 ...

How Bolton overplayed his hand with Trump

Khalil E. Jahshan

How Bolton overplayed his hand with Trump

Comment: John Bolton appeared the right match for Trump, but the firebrand politician proved too much even for this unpredictable president, ...

Boycott Muslim-majority Brunei over 'gay execution': George Clooney

The New Arab & agencies

Boycott Muslim-majority Brunei over 'gay execution': George Clooney

American actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate's imposition of the death penalty for gay ...

An Arab (maybe) star is born

Ruby Hamad

An Arab (maybe) star is born

Comment: Squabbling over whether Rami Malek is Arab or Copt misses the point. Let's celebrate his win as a victory for representation in the ...

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