Ever since the Arab Spring in 2011 sparked a wave of uprisings that fueled hopes of transformation and transition from dictatorships to democracies, Arab directors have felt compelled to depict the…
Five years after the Arab Spring swept across the Middle East, cinema from the Arab world is getting emotional, experimental and decidedly more evolved. Investigative projects flourished in the…
Music Box Films has picked up U.S. rights (minus TV broadcast) to Greg Barker’s Arab Spring documentary “We Are the Giant.” Music Box will release the film theatrically later this year for an Academy…
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"We Are the Giant" profiles seven activists involved in various national uprisings of the Arab Spring, several of whom already have high international profiles; some are now deceased or imprisoned.
Ahmed Nour's documentary blends live-action and animation into a poetic meditation on the Egyptian city of Suez and the failed dreams of the 2011 Revolution.
The Arab world's film festival landscape is undergoing changes, partly due to the disruptive impact of post-Arab Spring turmoil in such countries as Egypt but mostly prompted by a concerted effort…
Egyptians are hoping things settle down soon, but they are very concerned. Case in point: producer Mohamed Hefzy.
It's becoming a truism in the Arab world: Revolutions and coups are good for ratings.
Ten years after its launch as the first 24-hour free-to-air movie channel in the Arab world, Dubai-based private satcaster MBC2 has become Hollywood's strongest bridge to the Middle East and an…
Having won awards for its coverage of the Arab Spring with a news operation that reports on events in far-flung countries with the hustle that has become its trademark, Al Jazeera has come a long way…
Amid the flood of documentaries about the Arab Spring in general and the Egyptian Revolution in particular, "Uprising" takes a clear, cohesive approach to the spontaneous events at its center.