Review: Marvel has had a chequered history when it comes to appropriating Middle Eastern culture and history, but under Egyptian director Mohamed Diab, its latest offering Moon Knight is a welcome, and thoroughly enjoyable, series for all to enjoy.
Marvel has bucked its own trend of orientalist tropes with its latest film, Moon Knight, directed by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab. The New Arab traces the media franchise's depiction of the SWANA region, and why Moon Knight may be a turning point.
Film review: Bassem Saad’s effort explores the boundaries between experimental filmmaking and video art, while attempting to denounce Lebanon’s endless crisis as well as some of the world’s most recent social tensions
As Islamic artistic principles become more visible throughout the world - both in theory and in practice - Muslim artists have sought to represent and teach their art within their own localised contexts as proof of their cultural heterogeneity
The soundtrack to Disney+'s Moon Knight has been an Arab musical marvel, but director Mohamed Diab's deliberate inclusion of mahraganat, the very Egyptian genre that the country's Musicians’ Syndicate seeks to suppress, is a significant statement.
Dina Amer's film depicts the roots of Hasna Aït Boulahcen's 'radicalisation' with intimacy and empathy, exploring her tough upbringing and dysfunctional family in the Paris banlieues. Alexander Durie speaks with the journalist turned director.