This Heart-Wrenching Documentary About Gaza Surfers Is a Must See

This Heart-Wrenching Documentary About Gaza Surfers Is a Must See

  Arab Film Festival Australia (AFFA) is a community-based and driven film festival that brings together the best of contemporary Arab cinema to Australian audiences. The festival provides a unique opportunity for cross-cultural exchange, dialogue and relationship building between Australia and Arab communities, from around the world.   Indeed, AFFA aims to address the contemporary […]

Meet the Aspiring Egyptian Actor Making It in LA

Meet the Aspiring Egyptian Actor Making It in LA

Successful Arabs living abroad have stories that moved and motivated me. Indeed, it is truly refreshing to see that Arabs have recently been associated with positive international news headlines. This article aims shall highlight another successful Arab abroad, one who is accomplishing his goals and living his dreams within the City of Angels.     […]

6 TV Shows You Probably Didn’t Know Were Book Adaptations

6 TV Shows You Probably Didn’t Know Were Book Adaptations

by Abdelrahman Mohamed

These days, studios are increasingly looking to turn popular novels by Arab authors in TV shows. It has been happening for some time now, quite regularly, that many people might not even know these TV shows they love to watch are actually based on novels.     I Will Not Live in the Shadow of […]

Egyptians Teens Fangirling over Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’ at a Movie Theater Will Scare You

Egyptians Teens Fangirling over Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’ at a Movie Theater Will Scare You

Dunkirk is hands down the most talked about blockbuster of this summer. Everyone has been waiting impatiently for the movie ever since the reveal of the first trailer. This is, obviously, not surprising due to the fact that it’s a Christopher Nolan movie; a film director who is worshiped by cinephiles from all around the […]

Horob Edterary Won the Box Office, but Gawab Eteqal Won Our Applause

Horob Edterary Won the Box Office, but Gawab Eteqal Won Our Applause

By: Abdulhameed Afifi

This Eid’s cinematic battle is between our old beloved action star Ahmed El Sakka, and the new face of youth action Mohamed Ramadan. The two movies are basically your normal adrenaline rush, thriller, car chasing, gun fires, a lot of people dying action films. Let the battle begin!     1. Plot & plot twists   […]

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

No one could deny that the Egyptian cinema industry faced a stagnating halt in the 2010s, especially post the 2011 revolution. Whether this happened due to an overall shift in popular taste (demand), or due to financial shortages on the producers’ end (supply), or even a mixture of these two factors, one thing is clear: […]

16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end and the Palme d’Or went to ‘The Square’. We decided take a moment to give our own set of Palmes d’Or prizes to some of the amazing people from our region that made us proud all throughout the 70th Cannes Film Festival.     Mohamed Diab     […]

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

  El Gouna is set to host the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival under the slogan “Cinema for Humanity.” The festival will start on the 22nd of September and will run till till the 29th.   El Gouna Film Festival aims to celebrate and foster cross-cultural exchanges across Egypt, the Middle East, and the rest […]

Everything You Need to Know About Luxor African Film Festival’s 6th Edition

Everything You Need to Know About Luxor African Film Festival’s 6th Edition

by Salma Hossam

  Attention culture vultures of Egypt as the sixth edition of Luxor African Film Festival returns to, well, Luxor ton March 10th. The official ceremony where things are going to get down and crazy are going to be held on March 16th in the Habu Temple.     Luxor African Film Festival aims to shed some […]

6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes

6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes

  A wise woman by the name of Meryl Streep just said, “America right now consists of Hollywood, foreigners and the press.” You got that right!   While Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling filled us with joy when they snatched their statues for La La Land, several Arabs, or some that are of Arab descent, have made […]

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