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Jeremy Xido's Death Metal Angola: A Cult Classic in the Making

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In his documentary titled Death Metal Angola, filmmaker Jeremy Xido finds the Phoenix that has risen out of the ashes of war. Xido's protagonists have found the hidden energy of a style of music that perhaps at its core meant to heal and inspire.

Beyond Hollywood: A Year End Review of Arab Cinema from Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Bottom line, if you're not watching films from or about this part of the world, you're not really watching films.

Amr Waked Talks Arab Spring and Winter of Discontent at the Dubai Film Fest

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

There are two very distinct sides to Egyptian actor Amr Waked.

Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda: A Human Saudi Film To Tear Down the Divide

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Groundbreaking is definitely an overrated word these days. Yet there are some instances when nothing else will do. Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda for example, is a film that demands the multiple use of this word.