Topic: Cinema

Women artists working in the Iranian film industry (source: Iran Journal)

Sexual violence

#MeToo revelations rock Iranian film industry

"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

Ilker Kilic, left, as Mordo, and Asude Kalebek as Rasel in "The Club" (source: Netflix)

Jews in Turkey

Netflix' "The Club" and Istanbul’s difficult past

Still from Iman K. Zawahry's "American*ish" (distributed by

Fatima & Zawahry's "American*ish"

Not quite the American dream

Eleanor Roosevelt with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (photo: FDR Presidential Library & Museum, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival

Celebrating International Human Rights Day with outstanding documentaries

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

Homepage banner of the Human Rights Festival in Berlin 2021 (source: Human Rights Festival Berlin)

Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival

The Moria Film School – "...and here we are"

In "Homeland", starring actress Claire Danes, Shia Hezbollah are allied with the Sunni al-Qaida through their mutual hatred of the U.S. (photo: Sifeddine Elamine /Imago)

The West and Islam 20 years after 9/11

Paranoia, now

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