Topic: Cinema

Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan during a speech on an earlier anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 (photo: Reuters/Turkish Presidency)

Turkey five years after the attempted coup

"Witch hunt" focuses on Turkish artists and intellectuals

Turkish soaps conquer the Arab world. "1001 Nights" is one of the Turkish dizis (photo: Tmc Film)

Turkey's handle on soft power

Hit TV series from Turkey conquer the Arab world

Renowned Israeli documentary maker Avi Mograbi in his film "The First 54 Years – An abbreviated manual for military occupation" (photo: Avi Mograbi)

Avi Mograbi's documentary "The First 54 Years"

A "manual for the occupation"

Iranian filmmaker Shahram Mokri (photo: THE PR FACTORY)

Interview with Iranian filmmaker Shahram Mokri

"We are lucky to be alive today"

Still from Aminatou Echard's "Jamilia" (source: en.unifrance.org)

Aminatou Echard's "Jamilia" documentary

Recording the struggle for women's rights in Kyrgyzstan

Logo of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2020 (source: humanrightsfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Lives in limbo

: Still from Mati Diop's "Atlantics" featuring Mame Bineta Sane as Ada (photo: Cannes Film Festival)

Film review: Mati Diop's "Atlantics"

Ada, to whom the future belongs

Still from "Baamum Nafi", lit.: Nafi's father (source: Joye Didi Entertainment Company)

Islamism in Senegal

A fight for the soul of Islam

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

Still featuring Mohammad Seddighimehr and Baran Rasoulof; Mohammad Rasoulof's "Sheytan vojud nadarad" - There is no evil (source: Berlinale)

Winner of the Berlinale 2020: "Sheytan Vojud Nadarad"

There is no evil, unless it's perpetrated

Kurdish director Selim Yildiz (photo: Umay Isik)

Interview with Kurdish director Selim Yildiz

When one dies, the next goes up into the mountains

Sama standing on ruins in Aleppo in 2016. She holds a placard which says "This is Aleppo. What's justice?" (source: "For Sama"/Waad al-Kateab)

Documentary film: "For Sama"

The girl from a country in ruins

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