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Ali F Mostafa

Fifteen Questions with Filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa at DIFF

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I wanted to show a glimpse into the funny, charming, down-to-earth Ali Mostafa that his friends know and love, behind all the glitz and glamour of his image. So I sat down with him inside the bustling Dubai Film Market and asked him a quick round of questions.

Of Middle East Cinema and Filmmakers in Cannes: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.27.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

As much as I admire filmmakers, they are modern-day heroes for managing the nearly impossible feat of creating the magic of cinema despite financial restraints and all kinds of obstacles, we must recognize and applaud, encourage these cultural organizations that aid and assist.

The Cultural "Soul of Dubai" Is Unveiled During DIFF 2012

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

On this visit to Dubai, probably my sixth or seventh, I found culture and heritage at every turn, beyond the dazzling displays of the Dubai Film Fest opening night fireworks and the red carpet lavishness of the galas.