Ahmad Abdalla's follow-up to "Microphone" is a nihilistic look at the poorest strata of Egyptian society in the throes of the 2011 Revolution.
With the immediacy of a flash grenade, "The Square" captures a historical moment by inhabiting a political organism -- the ongoing Egyptian Revolution, filmed for two years in and around Tahrir…
With an extended, family-friendly format and a palpable shift toward honoring its own, the fourth annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday with less glitz than previous years, but no shortage…
November and December saw two fewer film festivals than usual when Cairo and Damascus cancelled their events due to the turmoil caused by the Arab Spring's recent uprisings.
We're not likely to get a docu on the 2011 Egyptian revolution with greater scope, at least not in the immediate aftermath of those momentous events.
Hip-hop, scratching, tagging and the whole international youth art scene prove truly global in "Microphone."
Glossy sprocket operas have sprung up across the Middle East over the last decade, adding to the depth of the region's filmmaking talent and raising its cinematic profile in the West.
You can't ask for a more dramatic subject than the life-and-death struggle of an African family traversing a hostile desert in search of water, featured in Marion Hansel's ("Dust") well-intentioned…
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