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27/01/2012

Lebanese producer Sabine SidawiLebanese producer Sabine Sidawi

"Censorship is a major problem in Lebanon"

Sabine Sidawi, head of Orjouan Productions and a partner of the Euromed Audiovisual Regional Monitoring Support Unit (RMSU) in Lebanon, talks about freedom of expression in Lebanon and portraying Arab identity in her films. Orjouane Productions...

26/01/2012

Michel Ghosn, Lebanese producerMichel Ghosn, Lebanese producer

"We lack the ability to distribute our films in Arab countries"

Michel Ghosn presents his newly produced film, A Man of Honor. He describes film production in Lebanon, where funding from businessmen and shooting authorisations are hard to obtain. He speaks of Egyptian distributors' monopoly in Arab film...

12/01/2012

Algerian director Brahim Tsaki: Algerian film production is "weak and occasional"Algerian director Brahim Tsaki: Algerian film production is "weak and occasional"

"Algerian cinema must distance itself from ad-hoc production", the director Brahim Tsaki declared in an article published in l’Expression newspaper on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. On the sidelines of a retrospective dedicated to his films, he...

Industry, Algeria

09/01/2012

Egyptian filmmaker Haytham FathyEgyptian filmmaker Haytham Fathy

At the Greenhouse seminar, Haytham talks about his film Freedom

Freedom by Haytham Fathy. The film follows the rehearsals of group of dancers as they work on a show called "Life as a Party," in which a group of friends gradually reveal hidden sides of their personalities. Issues of democracy and freedom in...

09/01/2012

Israeli filmmakers Oshri Cohen and Hila HayunIsraeli filmmakers Oshri Cohen and Hila Hayun

At the Greenhouse seminar, Oshri and Hila talk about their film Borders on the Absurd

Borders on the Absurd by Oshri Cohen and Hila Hayun. This is a subtle and moving, carefully detailed film that depicts the life of a multi-religion family in a disputed village on the borders of the Israeli-Lebanese-Syrian triangle. Interview in...

08/01/2012

Algerian filmmaker Sofia DjmaAlgerian filmmaker Sofia Djma

At the Greenhouse seminar, Sofia talks about her film From Stone to Hard Rock

From Stone to Hard Rock by Sofia Djma. An original documentary featuring life of stoneworkers formed a Hard Rock band. During the daytime they sculpt and explore the stones and when comes evening they play music in pubs and cafes around the...

Algeria

24/12/2011

Palestinian filmmaker Mohamed HarrebPalestinian filmmaker Mohamed Harreb

At the Greenhouse seminar, Mohamed talks about his film Death Tunnel

Death Tunnel by Mohamed Harreb. A brave and startling film that for the first time ever documents from within the ongoing traffic in the underground tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Interview in Arabic.

15/11/2011

Dima Al Joundi, Lebanese director and producerDima Al Joundi, Lebanese director and producer

Dima speaks about the Arab Spring’s effects on cinema in the region

A series of interview with film directors who attended the first regional Euromed Audiovisual III conference in Tunis. A question was asked: what are the effects of the Arab spring on the cinema industry in the region?“Few Arab directors think...

Lebanon

15/11/2011

Farid Boughdir, Tunisian film directorFarid Boughdir, Tunisian film director

Farid speaks about the Arab Spring’s effects on cinema in the region

A series of interview with film directors who attended the first regional Euromed Audiovisual III conference in Tunis. A question was asked: what are the effects of the Arab spring on the cinema industry in the region?“Arab Spring is necessarily...

Tunisia

15/11/2011

Amine Chiboub, Tunisian film directorAmine Chiboub, Tunisian film director

Amine speaks about the Arab Spring’s effects on cinema in the region

A series of interview with film directors who attended the first regional Euromed Audiovisual III conference in Tunis. A question was asked: what are the effects of the Arab spring on the cinema industry in the region?“Cinema did not contribute...

Tunisia