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MENA Arts
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With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts believes it's time for a shift for appropriate representation.
The man who sold his skin
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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.
District
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Film Review: Bardia Yadegari and Ehsan Mirhosseini's psychological sci-fi recounts a poet living with his mother in a desolated Tehran, trapped by drug addiction, poverty and a tyrannical government.
Freedom Fields
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Film Review: Naziha Arebi's latest film is a triumph of fortitude over adversity, documenting Libya's national female football team's rollercoaster path to recognition.
[Ballad of a White Cow [Totem Films
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Film Review: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam's moving drama centres on Mina, who devastatingly learns of her husband's execution for a murder he didn't commit.
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Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and femininity in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Egypt Lost Golden City
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Brick houses, artefacts, and tools from pharaonic times among the treasures found at the 3,000-year old ancient city in Egypt.
egypt women's rights
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Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the series of sexual assaults that occurred throughout Egypt's 2013 uprisings.
Souad [Ayten Amin]
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Film Review: Ayten Amin’s sophomore feature is an intimate look at the life of a 19-year-old girl's transition into adulthood, who dreams of escaping her dull existence in rural Egypt.
Lost Golden City Egypt
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Egypt's "largest" ancient city has been unearthed by archaeologists who say the discovery is the most important since Tutankhamun's tomb.