Aside from Orhan Pamuk and Yasar Kemal, Turkish authors are rarely translated into German, photo: dpa

Turkish Literature in Germany

The Failings of Turkish Intellectuals and Writers

Roya Sadat (photo: Filmhaus Köln)

Afghan Cinema

"We Were Lacking Just about Everything"

exhibition poster

Beirut - Casablanca - Paris

Arab Fashion Scene Is Lively and Creative

Film 'America Abracadabra' by Khairy Bishara (photo:

Arab Cinema

Cinematic Migration to the "West" in Egyptian Film

Samuel Shimon (photo: Larissa Bender)

Samuel Shimon's "An Iraqi in Paris"

A Modern-Day Odysseus on the Way to Hollywood


Seventh Sharjah Biennial

Exploratory Artistic Drilling in the Gulf

photo: filmstill "Head On" by Fatih Akin

Turkish Cinema

Filmmakers' Fear Their Audiences

This year's audience favorite in Nuremberg: "Kebab Connection" by director Anno Saul (photo:

Turkish-German Film Festival

Movies that Mirror Society

Photo: Sylvain Bardoux

Ousmane Sembene's "Moolade"

Opposing Genital Mutilation

A scene from the film "Hejar"

Turkish Cinema

A Nation and Cinema Industry Divided

Isabella Camera d'Afflitto (photo: private)

Interview Isabella Camera d'Afflitto

"Nothing Has Changed Since the Frankfurt Book Fair"

Judging  by their artistic boldness, the films of young Egyptian film-makers seem to be ready for the "Big Screen" (photo: AP)

Young Egyptian Cinema

No Social Taboos Left Out

Sarajevo, photo: AP

Bosnian Film

Life among War Ruins

Raduan Nassar, photo:

Raduan Nassar's "Lavoura arcaica"

Rebellion against the Patriarchal Taboo

The prostitute Warda (Fadwa Suleiman) fears for her life in Wannous' play "Metamorphoses" (photo: Ann-Kathrin-Gässlein)

Saadallah Wannous' "Metamorphoses"

Staging Taboo Issues on a Damascus Stage

Mehmet Aktas (photo: International Kurdish Film Festival Berlin)

Interview Mehmet Aktas and Bülent Kücük


"Kurdish Cinema Really Started out with Yilmaz Güney"

Michel Khlefi (photo: Youssef Hijazi)

Interview Michel Khleifi

Film as a Political Work of Art

photo: Serdar Somuncu (&copy

Serdar Somuncu

"Hitler Kebab" - Eye-Opener without Taboos

Book cover: "Colonial Myths and Architectural Ventures"

Architecture in Casablanca

The City of Fog - A Metropolis in-between Modernism and Orientalism

"I am not Bin Laden" is the name of the latest children's film by Ahmad Tahami-Nezhad, &copy

Fadjr Film Festival

Days of Dawn in Teheran