Amos Gitai's meditative if somewhat contrived Jaffa-set drama is most notable for being constructed from a single Steadicam-shot take.
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…
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…
Emirati helmer Ali F. Mostafa ("City of Life") will shoot "A to B," a road movie about three Western-educated Arab youths who travel 1,500 miles from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in memory of their deceased…
Egyptian billionaire entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris and Franco-Tunisian mogul Tarak Ben Ammar have formed a strategic partnership to produce and distribute a slate of films and TV content for…
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…
Franco-Tunisian media mogul Tarak Ben Ammar has acquired Egypt's politically independent ONTV with plans to integrate the satcaster with his North African Nessma network, and create a massive…
When aspiring Qatari filmmaker Hend Fakhroo heard that Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" would be headlining the fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival this month, she was ecstatic.
The Dubai Film Festival has assembled a rich roster of docus about the post Arab Spring world, which will unspool in its competitive Muhr Arab Documentaries section.
The Middle East conjures many images -- from oil-rich sheikdoms to the exotic spires of Riyadh to the uprising in Tarhir Square. But perhaps a more uniform image should be that of hoardes of hip…