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Hanna Flint


Hanna Flint is a freelance film and TV critic, writer and interviewer who writes for The Guardian, Total Film, Time Out, Syfy, Yahoo Movies, SyFy and other international outlets.

Film review: Naqqash Khalid's stunning film debut is a striking critique of the British film industry in which Nabhaan Rizwan plays Aden, a struggling South Asian actor constantly type-cast and stereotyped in orientalist, 'yellow-filter' roles.

01 December, 2023

One week in, the London Palestine Film Festival 2023 has been met with critical and popular acclaim. With the festival adding two more days and extra screenings to match demand, The New Arab has rounded up some of our favourite films so far.

27 November, 2023

Film review: A tense, nervous energy runs throughout Moroccan director Kamal Lazraq’s moody debut Hounds, a compelling drama set in Casablanca about a father and son duo tasked with a kidnapping that ultimately goes wrong.

24 November, 2023

The 2023 London Palestine Film Festival is taking place during a critical time, as Israel's bombing of Gaza and the shrinking space for Palestinian expression highlights the importance of asserting Palestinian identity through cinema and creativity.

20 November, 2023

Film review: Whilst Jeymes Samuels's 'The Book of Clarence' is a refreshing departure from the stuffy, whitewashed Biblical films of the past, it nonetheless fails to hit the mark.

03 November, 2023

Film review: Iranian-Australian director Noora Niasari's latest film is an engrossing personal narrative about a young Iranian mother and her daughter fleeing domestic abuse who find shelter in a women's shelter in Australia.

20 October, 2023

Film Review: A gripping feature on social justice, Mehdi Fikri's latest offering is a snapshot of French xenophobia, told through the lens of a grieving sister struggling to get justice for her brother killed at the hands of the police.

16 September, 2023

Film Review: We Dare To Dream, which played at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, follows the stories of young refugee athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan and Cameroon who competed together on the Refugee Olympic Team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

14 July, 2023

Jude Chehab's debut film deep dives into the hidden mysteries of the Al-Qubaysiat, the secretive Muslim women's organisation. Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary reveals how her mother and grandmother became entangled with the group.

23 June, 2023

2022 has been a ground-breaking year for films and filmmakers from MENA. In this yearly round-up, The New Arab takes stock of some of the best films that have come from the region, from drama to documentary.

29 December, 2022