Category Film Review

Accessible Art: Misr International Films makes available its productions on YouTube

Tahrir News Network (TNN) – Cairo, March 2015. Ibn Rushd’s resonating and deep-cutting words, the stomps and throbs of the gypsy dance and music, and the words, “ideas that have wings…no one can stop their flight,” all had their toll on me as they appeared on my computer screen, by virtue of a YouTube channel belonging […]

Dreams and Defiance: Ziad Doueiri’s West Beyrouth (1998)

AUC Times – December 2014. The sound of gunshots, screams, and frustrated car engines is enmeshed with the background music; one tinted with a pinch of gloominess that serves as a melancholic prelude. “They are not letting anyone pass,” uttered a bearded man wearing a black and white checkered scarf, a kaffiya, with his rifle resting […]