Archive For The “Movies” Category

Documentary on civil rights champion Lea Tsemel premieres July 27

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Documentary on civil rights champion Lea Tsemel premieres July 27

Documentary on civil rights champion Lea Tsemel premieres July 27 Advocate, a new documentary that features the principle struggles of Israeli attorney Lea Tsemel fighting for the rights of Palestinians, will premiere this week on Point of View on PBS. Many believe it has a shot at an Oscar in the Documentary category A political…

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Islamophobia or fun? Golden Globe winner Youssef suggests he was profiled during airport security check

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Islamophobia or fun? Golden Globe winner Youssef suggests he was profiled during airport security check

Islamophobia or fun? Golden Globe winner Youssef suggests he was profiled during airport security check Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef videotapes his experience passing through Los Angeles Airport security with his Golden Globe Award carried in a special box as it passes through security, is opened and then wiped down. Afterwards, the TSA Agent jokes…

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B’Tselem-produced documentary “Of Land and Bread” premieres at IDFA

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B’Tselem-produced documentary “Of Land and Bread” premieres at IDFA

B’Tselem-produced documentary “Of Land and Bread” premieres at IDFA The first full-length documentary film produced by B’Tselem, “Of Land and Bread,” directed by the head of the organization’s video department, Ehab Tarabieh, premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) Sunday Nov. 24, 2019. The world premiere included additional screenings scheduled later this…

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Documentary Filmmaker returns to find parents’ ancestral homes in Mexico and Palestine

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Documentary Filmmaker returns to find parents’ ancestral homes in Mexico and Palestine

Documentary Filmmaker returns to find parents’ ancestral homes in Mexico and Palestine Chicago filmmaker just launched Kickstarter campaign for production in Mexico for new film that seeks to provide accurate representations of the American immigrant community through her personal story. Colette Ghunim, Chicago-based director of the award-winning documentary The People’s Girls, which investigated the issue…

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New film “For Sama” documents a Syrian family under siege

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New film “For Sama” documents a Syrian family under siege

New film “For Sama” documents a Syrian family under siege Intimacies From An Awful War.  “For Sama” by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts. Film review By B. Nimri Aziz If you think you’ve seen enough of conflict, especially the war in Syria, you haven’t. From love of nation and loathing of military rule, from inchoate hope…

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Iraqi American Woman Wins IndieFEST International Film Awards

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Iraqi American Woman Wins IndieFEST International Film Awards

Iraqi American Woman Wins IndieFEST International Film Awards Iraqi born filmmaker Weam Namou wins a prestigious Award of Excellence from the IndieFEST Film Awards (women filmmaker category) for her latest production with and Eric Hoffer, the award-winning author of 13 books. The award will be given for Weam Namou’s exciting feature documentary, The Great American…

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New documentary “Jihadists” explores extremist movement

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New documentary “Jihadists” explores extremist movement

New documentary “Jihadists” explores extremist movement New documentary “Jihadists” travels deep into Jihadi controlled territory to reveal the inner workings of extremist Islam, on DVD & Digital April 2, Directed by François Margolin & Lemine Ould Salem While the impending defeat of Islamic State’s caliphate is being celebrated by media pundits, the ideology of Islamic extremism that…

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Dubai launches Walk of Fame that will be four times more than Hollywood

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Dubai launches Walk of Fame that will be four times more than Hollywood

Dubai launches Walk of Fame that will be four times more than Hollywood Downtown Dubai will be home to more than 400 stars in the first phase, as Emaar launches ‘Dubai Stars,’ a walkable tribute to stars and influencers from all over the world Emaar, the biggest lifestyle developer outside China, the developer of Burj…

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Jussie Smollett hoax, Chicago Mayoral Election, & Israeli war crimes on Ray Hanania Podcast

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Jussie Smollett hoax, Chicago Mayoral Election, & Israeli war crimes on Ray Hanania Podcast

Jussie Smollett hoax, Chicago Mayoral Election, & Israeli war crimes on Ray Hanania Podcast #RayHananiaPodcast #JussieSmollett #ChicagoMayoralElection #IsraeliWarCrimes This week’s Ray Hanania Podcast reviews the past week’s events, issues and my recent columns in the Regional News newspaper, The Reporter and Southwest News-Herald on Jussie Smollett; my columns in the @ArabNews on the Oscar win…

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Arab themes dominate 32nd Annual Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles

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Arab themes dominate 32nd Annual Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles

Arab themes dominate 32nd Annual Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles Films include “Foreign Land,” “In Her Footsteps,” “The Oslo Diaries,” “Avanti Popolo,” “Tzeva Adom: Color Red” The 32nd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States and taking place November 6th – 20th, will premiere…

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Saudi’s award AMC contract to open movie theaters

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Saudi’s award AMC contract to open movie theaters

Saudi’s award AMC contract to open movie theaters AMC to Open First International Movie Theater in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia In line with Vision 2030’s diversification efforts, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information has awarded the first license to operate an international-based movie theater in the country to AMC Theatres, which…

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Berlin Arab Fim Festival April 11- 18

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Berlin Arab Fim Festival April 11- 18

Berlin Arab Fim Festival April 11- 18 ALFILM – 9th Arab Film Festival Berlin 11. – 18. April 2018 Cinemas Arsenal, fsk, City Kino Wedding, Kino Wolf • First Films of the OFFICIAL SELECTION • SPOTLIGHT: Reflections on Arab Masculinities Berlin, March 12, 2018 – In its 9th edition ALFILM offers insights into the cinema of the…

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