Film, TV & Music

 Annaba Mediterranean Film Festival in Algeria
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Through the lens of cinema, last month's Annaba Mediterranean Film Festival showcased Algeria's enduring support for Palestine, reflecting the shared struggles.
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Macklemore's sample of Fairuz's song in Hind's Hall beautifully exemplifies the cultural overlap of two populations using music to stand up for what's right.
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Discover 10 Palestinian films directed by Palestinian filmmakers, showcasing the enduring struggle for survival and the deep connection to their homeland
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Film Review: Firas Khoury's coming-of-age drama grapples with the ongoing struggle for Palestinian sovereignty and longevity with patience and tenderness.
Edgy casts, gritty plots: The makeover of Ramadan TV dramas
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Ramadan TV series are targeting younger audiences with fewer soap dramas and more gritty content. But what does this say about the region's viewing habits?
The Teacher: The daily tragedy of life in occupied Palestine
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Film review: Farah Nabulsi's debut feature explores how Israel's occupation of Palestine takes its toll, with Palestinians caught in a cycle of tragedy.
Hayat: An obsessive Turkish film about love and destruction
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Film review: Acclaimed Turkish director Zeki Demirkubuz presents a charming portrayal of the aftermath of a broken arranged engagement.
AlRawabi School for Girls: Season two or season taboo?
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TV review: Netflix's AlRawabi School for Girls is back for a second season. But can the taboo-busting Jordanian series live up to the hype?
Me, Maryam, the Children and 26 Others: Farshad Hashemi unveils the daily confines of Iranian women
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The New Arab Meets: Farshad Hashemi's metafictional debut reflects on the restrictive freedoms of Iranian women, told through a playful, political lens.
How the war on Gaza ended our love affair with the Oscars
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Hollywood's muted response to the war on Gaza reached its climax at this year's Oscars. Ceasefire pins were overlooked, and speeches were whitewashed.