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The Doha Film Institute in Cannes: The Power of Two (Festivals)

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

There have been quite a few momentous changes at the Doha Film Institute in the past 12 months, including a switch in management, an allegiance dissolved and a clear trend to return to its well-intentioned roots. But perhaps the most important step is what was just announced.

Jean Jacques Annaud's Black Gold: A Momentous Step in the Right Direction

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Black Gold is based on the 1957 book South of the Heart: A Novel of Modern Arabia by travel enthusiast and sometime race car driver Hans Ruesch, who was born in Naples of Swiss parents.

And You Wanna Know Why Iraqis Walk (and Protest) Like an Egyptian?

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Barrett

As an American it's not my place to say what's best for Iraqis. Never was. But if money talks, a fortune of dinars and dollars tell us that Iraqi democracy is rife with thievery and corruption.

The Doha-Tribeca Film Festival: Robert DeNiro, Kevin Spacey and Directors in Burkas

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

Qatar, once a country of fishermen and pearl-divers and today boasting one of the highest per capita GDPs, is an unusual place for a film festival. But yes, it recently hosted one.