Posts Tagged “Oscar”

Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again…

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Boycott Not Answer to Lack of Oscar Diversity

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Boycott Not Answer to Lack of Oscar Diversity

African Americans left out of this year’s Oscar Nominations have again complained, but the focus seems not to be on diversity but rather on African Americans. Minority minorities and other people of color left out of the movie industry are being left out in this debate, too. The issue of the Hollywood bias isn’t about…

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Arab World represented by three films at Oscars tonight

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Arab World represented by three films at Oscars tonight

Arab World represented by three films at Oscars tonight By Ray Hanania Three films from the Arab World will be in competition at tonight’s Oscars, including the first ever nomination at the Academy Awards representing the State of Palestine. They are feature film Omar, Film short Karama Has No Walls, and documentary feature The Square. A fourth film,…

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Three Arab films receive Oscar Nominations: The Square, Karama Has No Walls and Omar

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Three Arab films receive Oscar Nominations: The Square, Karama Has No Walls and Omar

Three Arab films receive Oscar Nominations: The Square, Karama Has No Walls and Omar No sooner did Netflix announce that it would be offering The Square among its popular movie selections but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the film was a nominee for one of this year’s coveted Oscars. The Square is among…

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