Though clumsy at times and more successful at straightforward narrative than nuance, "I Am Nojoom" boldly presents the problem of Yemen's child-bride culture through the real story of Nojood Ali.
Dubai Film Festival
Hajooj Kuka's short yet eloquent, even optimistic docu is an exemplar of how filmmakers can give dignity to refugees by allowing them their names and their voice.
A streamlined Dubai Intl. Film Festival handed out their prizes Dec. 16 at a ceremony and dinner at the Burj Al Arab, sometimes labeled the world's most luxurious hotel. For the fest's 11th edition…
The sorrow of displacement weighs heavily upon Tala Hadid's feature debut, telling of a glum Moroccan-Iraqi searching for his missing brother while protecting a little girl from white slavers.
Lee Daniels will head the jury of the Dubai Film Festival’s Muhr feature competition dedicated to Arab filmmakers. The American multihyphenate, best known as the director of “Precious” and “The…
The Dubai Film Festival is downsizing drastically due to budget cuts, doing away with its Dubai Film Connection co-production platform, which is the cornerstone of its market, and also scrapping its…
“Foxcatcher” (pictured) “The Imitation Game,” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Reese Witherspoon-starrer “Wild,” are among buzzed awards season pics set for a Middle East launch from the upcoming Dubai…
A $100,000 prize for an Arab film in pre-production will be launched during the upcoming Dubai Intl. Film Festival (DIFF), financed by the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of the Interior. The…
Six directors contribute to this intriguing misfire, a formless but fascinating experiment that aims to capture the spirit of the city of Alexandria.
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.