Daily Archives: February 23, 2012

Salt of this Sea

Salt of this Sea is a 2008 Palestinian film directed by Annemarie Jacir. It debuted at the Cannes Film Festival that year and has won various awards from Middle Eastern film festivals. It was also submitted as Palestine’s entry for … Continue reading

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Scheherezade: Tell Your Story!

The movie Scheherezade: Tell Your Story! is an interesting and disturbing movie about women’s sexual freedom in the Middle East. The plot focuses on the main character, Hebba, who is a famous female talk-show host in Cairo. Her husband, a … Continue reading

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Arabic Calligraphy

http://www.ndukhan.com/ Nihad Dukhan created this Arabic calligraphy media.  Nihad Dukhan is a Palestinian calligraphy artist who includes a cultural and political twist to his artwork.  I find this depiction of the Arabic word for pen very interesting.  Artists always try … Continue reading

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The Dupes (1972)

The Dupes (Al Makhdu’un) a 1972 feature film, can be regarded as the epitome of the multifacetedPalestinian cinema that Livia Alexander explores. Directed by an Egyptian filmmaker, Tawfik Saleh, and funded by a Syrian organization, this film clearly fits the … Continue reading

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