Author Archives: Rachel Ison

“Ahwak” – Abd al-Halim Hafez

The following link directs you to a performance by Abd al-Halim Hafez in which he sings one of his famous songs, “Ahwak (I Love You)”. In the video, Abd al-Halim sits down at a piano in a living room and … Continue reading

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Violence and Speech – Farzat Cartoon

In class, we briefly discussed this cartoon done by Ali Farzat and posted on his Facebook page on December 8, 2011. The image depicts a man—who I assume to be President Bashar al-Assad—with a gun in place of his head … Continue reading

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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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