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Egypt exhibition Norwich
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The New Arab went to visit an exhibition in Norwich, east England, which tells the story of how Pharaonic Egypt has been re-imagined and re-invented over time.
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The film Farha has migrated to the popular production company Netflix and with it the watchful gaze of millions of users across the world. With Israeli authorities whipped into a frenzy at the film's success, is this a major win for Palestinians?
Palestinian film festivals across UK celebrate rising talent
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From London to Bristol via Leeds, Palestinian cinema is celebrated across the UK in the months of November and December. After three difficult years for film festivals and the Palestinian cinematic industry, directors have renewed hope of exposure.
New Exhibition by Alfred Tarazi Highlights Significance of Lebanese Crafts
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Ancient methods of Lebanese craftsmanship have endured throughout the centuries, both in times of national illness and health. One such family that has kept these traditions is the Tarazi family, whose artistic imprint can be seen across Lebanon.
Still from 'The Wastetown'
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Film review: Led by solid performances and characterised by a minimalist mise-en-scene, Iranian writer-director Ahmad Bahrami’s third feature delivers the portrait of a lost woman, unpacking a whole universe of despair and resignation.

The Tomb of Begum Hazrat Mahal
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Rummana Hussain's conceptual artistic imprint on the state of India is relevant now more than ever. Dealing in the currency of feminist expression, postcolonial thought and perennial ideas, Rummana's India is both doubly colourful and doubly dark.
In search of Joyland
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The Pakistani film Joyland has received critical acclaim across film festivals for its sensitive portrayal of transgender identity. But back home in Pakistan, a debate is raging, and the issue of cinematic censorship has once again come to the fore.
Light art festival Noor Riyadh turns city into gallery without walls
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Last month, the sky and surroundings of the Saudi capital Riyadh were lit up with a myriad of colours as part of the light festival Noor Riyadh. The event exhibited a host of eminent international artists and was as forward-thinking as it looked.
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Fatherhood and a thirst for his cultural past led Moroccan Rifi Dutch journalist Karim Amghar on a journey of self-discovery, taking him back to the mountains of Atlas to learn more about his ancestors and the Lion of Rif, Abd el-Krim.
Palestine Cinema at Bethlehem Cultural Festival
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Sarah Agha and Wisam Al Jafari are co-curating a Palestinian short film screening at the Bethlehem Cultural Festival. Here, Sarah tells The New Arab about the importance of Palestinian cinema and the ethos behind the festival.