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ArteEast Review: Jihan El-Tahri’s “Nasser”
ArteEast Review: Jihan El-Tahri’s “Nasser”

Posted: Mar 9, 2016

Nasser, a documentary by director Jihan El-Tahri, was recently screened as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Doc FortNight 2016” in collaboration with the African Film Festival. Nasser is the first part of the already completed trilogy, which further interrogates the eras of Anwar El-Sadat and Hosny Mubarak, “Egypt’s modern Pharaohs.”

I Saved My Belly Dancer
I Saved My Belly Dancer

Publication: Reorient | Posted: Feb 23, 2016

Youssef Nabil’s hand-coloured homage to Egypt’s Golden Age and the art of the belly dancer. Nabil’s oeuvre is an act of self-preservation, but also an act of preserving a history beyond that of his own: the history of a country and culture

Berlin Hidden Gems: ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’ Is Love, Saudi Arabian Style
Berlin Hidden Gems: ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’ Is Love, Saudi Arabian Style

Publication: The Hollywood Reporter | Posted: Feb 14, 2016

"I wanted to make a film about the disenfranchised youth, the millennials, who are more voiceless and have less political representation, less economic opportunities," says Sabbagh, who, like many emerging Saudi creatives, cut his teeth making YouTube videos. "It’s also about censorship, the layers of censorship and authority."

Drifting Away: De-Occupying the Palestinian Self
Drifting Away: De-Occupying the Palestinian Self

Publication: Jadaliyya | Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Review of Speed Sisters, directed by Amber Fares. Palestine, 2015