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Mashūrah
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Noticing a lack of Muslim figures and representation in the South African visual arts circuit, curator Sara Bint Moneer Khan launched the Mashūrah exhibition as an opportunity for solidarity and to showcase Muslim artists and voices in the country.
Costa Brava
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Film Review: World-premiered in the Orizzonti Extra section of this year’s Venice Film Festival, Mounia Akl’s film follows the misfortunes of a family forced to confront a sudden ecological crisis at their doorstep.
Dune: Film Poster [2021]
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Film Review: The anticipated adaption of the science-fiction classic Dune has received unanimous praise as a Hollywood blockbuster. Yet, beneath the hysteria lies troubling questions about the lack of Arab representation, given the film's influences.
Arthur Rambo [France 2 Cinema/Les Films De Pierre/Memento Films Production]
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Film Review: Laurent Cantet's latest cinematic venture examines the myopic nature of the social media generation, where the social media past of the young French-Algerian protagonist is exposed to haunt his career and his relationships.
Amira: Bloodline and hatred take centre stage in a painful tale set in Palestine
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Film Review: Presented in the Orizzonti section of this year’s Venice Film Festival, Mohamed Diab’s new feature revolves around the titular 17-year-old Palestinian girl, who was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her imprisoned father.
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a marine organism at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum [Getty Images]
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In commemoration of United Nations' World Tourism Day, The New Arab travels to the uncharted territory of Fayyoum, Egypt. Abundantly rich in archaeological treasures, Fayyoum has nonetheless been reduced to obscurity due to state neglect.
Joe Show Gilboa prison
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Joe Show this week lampoons Israel's hysteria over the 'heroic' escape of six Palestinian prisoners from one of the highest security facilities maintained by the occupation power then pokes fun at Morocco's vacuous election process.
Still from "Once Upon a Time in Nazi-Occupied Tunisia" [2021]
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Theatre Review: Josh Azouz's latest play is an ambitious attempt to shed light on inter-religious conflict in Tunisia, under Nazi occupation. Amidst ensuing social capitulation, Muslim and Jewish voices fight to maintain cordial relations.
You Resemble Me (2021)
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Film Review: In a daring attempt to humanise one of France's most notorious women, Dina Amer's debut film is a nuanced, if provocative, introspection about marginalised figures in an increasingly hostile French environment.
Streams (2021)
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Film Review: Mehdi Hmili’s new feature, world-premiered in the Filmmakers of the Present strand of this year’s Locarno Film Festival, is the story of a tormented family and a desperate mother looking for her missing son