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"Karama Has No Walls" director Sarah Ishaq at the 2014 Oscars with Steve McQueen. (Image: Twitter)
09:42 GMT

Known best for her Academy Award nominated film "Karama Has No Walls", Scottish-Yemeni director Sarah Ishaq shares how that and another documentary have changed her life.

January 26, 2015

These movies eerily predict January 25th revolution.
10:50 GMT

These films both predicted and paved the way for the January 25th revolution.

January 25, 2015

American Sniper has done Muslims more harm than good in the US. (Image: Americansnipermovie.com)
07:56 GMT

Since the release of Hollywood's Iraq war movie "American Sniper," more Muslims have been reportedly attacked in the US.

January 20, 2015

Actor Ahmed El Sakka stood up when President El-Sisi addressed actors. (Image: TV still)
14:45 GMT

Egyptian President Sisi wants actors to make films that inspire people!

Mervat Amin stars in "Cairo Time" (Image: still from film courtesy of Dubai International Film Festival website)
09:47 GMT

It's a beautiful film really. It's just odd that it comes to an end abruptly.

January 13, 2015

"Misunderstanding" is slated for release in Lebanon on February 12. (Image: www.aljaras.com)
10:59 GMT

Cyrine Abdel Nour's film "Sou Tafahum" (Misunderstanding) is ready for the theater next month.

January 12, 2015

El-Ott (The Cat) stars Farouk El Fishawy, Sarah Shaheen, Salah A. Hanafy, Amr Farouk and Salma Yakout alongside Waked. (Image: Gopixpic.com)
22:28 GMT

Why did City Stars, a mega mall that houses multiple movie screening halls, refuse to screen Egyptian superstar Amr Waked's El-Ott?

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" should be made available to Egyptian viewers, alludes Farouk Hosni.
09:32 GMT

Farouk Hosni spoke out against his country having banned the Hollywood blockbuster "Exodus: Gods and Kings” based on alleged historical inaccuracies. Leave it to the media to refute the history, and the audience to critique the film.

January 6, 2015

"Al Makida" is now available on icflix. (Image: rinnoo.net)
12:32 GMT

Ahmed Hassan's "Al Makida" is the second installment of the streaming platform 12 original productions.

"Tinghir – Jerusalem Echoes from the Mellah" is the opener at the Doc Aviv Festival this week. (Image: Jpost)
10:51 GMT

The Doc Aviv Festival opens today with the a film about the Berbers.

January 5, 2015

Hend Sabry goes undercover as a journalist in "Zahrat Halab" (Image: Facebook)
11:21 GMT

Tunisian actress Hend Sabry is about to get neck deep in the dark subject of the use of forced sexual methods to allure women in Syria and other Arab countries into joining extremist terrorist groups as she films "Zahrat Halab" (The Flower of Halab).

December 31, 2014

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" won't be shown in Amman theaters.
09:43 GMT

Following the footsteps of Morocco, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, Jordan will be showing the Hollywood blockbuster "Exodus: Gods and Kings" in theaters.

December 30, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings (Image: filmweb.no)
09:51 GMT

The UAE National Media Council says there are too many religious inaccuracies to play "Exodus: Gods and Kings" in the Emirates' cinemas.

December 29, 2014

Ruby and Rania are a dynamic duo in Mohammad Sami's new film.
08:25 GMT

Egyptian director Mohammad Sami began the first rehearsals for his Ramadan 2015 television drama starring Egyptian singer and actress Ruby and actress Rania Yousif.

December 28, 2014

Ahmad Ezz is leaving his real life drama behind. (Image: Al Bawaba edit)
13:51 GMT

All work and no play makes Ahmad Ezz a dull boy. He's got two films bakin' in the oven.