Topic: Cinema

Filming ″Dugma – The Button″: Paul Refsdal (left), Abu Basir al-Britani (photo: WDR)

Paul Refsdal′s documentary ″Dugma – The Button″

Push the button for Paradise

Egypt′s music legend Abdel Halim Hafez (source: YouTube)

Dina Hamza′s documentary film "Gaye El Zaman"

A daughter's tribute

Still from "Sufat Chol"

Interview with Israeli film director Elite Zexer

"Sufat Chol" and the Bedouin brides

Still from ″Lantouri″ (source: International Film Festival Berlin)

Iranian feature film "Lantouri"

A society in close-up

Berlinale 2016: "Fire at Sea" (Fuocoammare) film trailer

Saudi director Mahmoud Sabbagh (photo: picture-alliance/Tagesspiegel/K. Kleist-Heinrich)

Berlinale 2016: Interview with Saudi director Mahmoud Sabbagh

″Testing the water... to make a change"

Still from "A Dragon Arrives", one of this year's Berlinale entries, by Iranian director Mani Haghighi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Berlinale/Abbas Kosari)

Germany′s Berlinale

Where film meets reality

Storyteller Mohamed Jabri on Djemaa el Fna square (photo: © Thomas Ladenburger)

Al-Halqa in Marrakesh

Morocco's last storytellers

The spice bazaar in Istanbul (photo: AP)

″Hasret – Yearning″: Istanbul by Ben Hopkins

Scene from Ahmad Abdalla's Film "Decor"

Ahmad Abdalla′s film ″Decor″

Let the audience decide what′s real

"Rana Plaza," a Bengali film based on the 2013 garment factory disaster in Bangladesh, has been banned by the High Court in Dhaka

Bangladeshi cinema

"Rana Plaza" film ban: the two sides of the story

Still from "Queen of the Desert": Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) recognises the soul of the Bedouin peoples and forges invaluable ties (photo: 2015 PROKINO Filmverleih GmbH)

Werner Herzog′s epic ″Queen of the Desert″

Hackneyed melodrama

Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi being interviewed (photo: imageo/Seeliger)

Interview with the Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi

"Freedom starts in the mind"

Ho, Titi and Boni, the three protagonists in the documentary "Jalanan" (source: Jalananmovie.com)

The Indonesian documentary "Jalanan"

Love, humour, satire, song and struggle in Jakarta

Director Nabil Ayouch at the Cannes Film Festival (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/I. Langsdon)

Nabil Ayouch's film "Much Loved"

Sinner or saint?

Omar Sharif (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Medichini)

Obituary: Omar Sharif

Egypt's sun has set

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