Topic: Arab cinema

Symbolic image LGBTQ in the Maghreb (photo: DW/F.Steinborn)

Queer Film Festival in Tunisia

Between fear and courage

Film poster "The Lady of Heaven" (source: imdb.com)

Cancelling "The Lady of Heaven"

Why the fuss over the Prophet's daughter?

"El-Ekhteyar 3" publicity photo (source: Synergy)

Egypt's Ramadan series "El-Ekhteyar 3"

At Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's expense

Lebanese female metal band "Slave to Sirens" (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Filming Lebanon’s all-women metal band "Slave to Sirens"

Heavy metal combats the Beirut blues

Still from the film "Melting Dreams" by Haidy Kancler (source; Thessaloniki Film Festival Press)

Afghanistan documentary "Melting Dreams"

A tale of Afghan-European failure

Palestinian cultural consultant and actress Huda al Imam watches her film "Ave Maria", which is part of the new "Palestinian Stories" collection launched on Netflix, at her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, Jerusalem, 14 October 2021 (photo: Reuters/Ammar Awad)

Netflix launches Palestinian film collection

"We want our stories to travel"

Poster for this year's Human Rights Film Festival in Berlin (source: HRBB)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin – raising awareness

Still from the film "Captains of Zaatari" (photo: Inga Gerke)

Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival

"Captains of Zaatari" – the unshakeable power of dreams

The Egyptian series "El-Ekhteyar 2" was created by a production company with close ties to the military - and promotes a narrative to match (photo: ON TV)

Mass propaganda in Egypt

"El-Ekhteyar 2" – twisting the facts for President Sisi

Film poster: "As I want" by Samaher al-Qadi (dsitributed by Prophecy Films)

Berlinale 2021: Samaher al-Qadi's "As I want"

“We’re meant to be ashamed of the way we laugh”

Still from Haifaa Al-Mansourʹs ʺThe Perfect Candidateʺ (source: Neue Visionen Filmverleih)

Haifaa Al-Mansourʹs ʺThe Perfect Candidateʺ

When the patriarchy has better things to do

Director Karim Ainouz with the film's female protagonist Nardjes Asli (source: Berlinale 2020)

International Women’s Day

Ainouz' "Nardjes A." – hope as a form of resistance

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