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Doha Tribeca Film Festival

DFI Presents Groundbreaking: The Virgin, the Copts and Me at Tribeca

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.27.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Ultimately, The Virgin, the Copts and Me is about what it portrays but also what it conveys. Each audience member at that screening came away with a very personal feeling. Mine was a resolve to continue to believe in the magical power of cinema.

The Lady She's a Goddess: A Talk With Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

This month, an exceptional film about Suu Kyi and her struggles, directed by Luc Besson and titled The Lady comes to U.S. screens. It is a film that reminded me why I love cinema.

Manish Malhotra: The Crowned Prince of Indian Style

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.30.2012 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

No name says Indian fashion quite like Manish Malhotra. In person, Malhotra's talent is only equaled by his charm. Although he's a legend, thus betraying his long standing in the industry, he is agelessly fresh and utterly cute.

Where Do We Go Now? Nadine Labaki Knows

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

This must be a bittersweet week for filmmaker Nadine Labaki. Her latest film Where Do We Go Now? (W Halla' La Wein?) is being screened to sold-out audiences at Sundance, and yet it failed to get into the Best Foreign Film race for this year's Academy Awards.

When Fashion Meets Art, It Is A Beautiful Thing

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

My life is so surreal. As I write this week's record of events, I realize it started way before this weekend at Art Basel. I just took a day trip to p...

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.

Omar Sharif: The Last Great Arab Movie Star?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.14.2012 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Sharif is wonderfully evasive and refuses to say anything that can be used as a slogan for institutions or to promote an organization.

Doha Tribeca Film Fest 2011: Nadine Labaki's Latest, Antonio Banderas, and the Wonder of Black Gold

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is the kind of event that can make all other film festivals seem unexciting.

Amanda Palmer: Al Jazeera Host, DFI Director, World Cinema Ambassador

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The Fabulous Picture Show is hosted and produced by Amanda Palmer. With her grace and professional strength, she could cinematically unite the Arab and Western worlds.

Sheikha Mozah, "First Lady of the World": Great Style, Greater Substance (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Malcolm Harris | Posted 06.21.2011 | Style
Malcolm Harris

As a fashion designer I was struck by her ethereal beauty and carriage, but I was equally surprised by her vast global knowledge, devotion to her people and commitment to promoting education.

Tribeca Film Fest 2011: Shakespeare, Wisdom and Love in the Arab World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

This year's TFF offers some incredible treats for those interested in traveling the world through the cinematic lens. It seems to belong to the many Arab and Middle Eastern films featured in the festival.

Benazir Bhutto: Saviour of Pakistan? New Biopic Released Today in the U.S.

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

Duane Baughman's Bhutto, makes its subject, already fascinating, a near goddess on earth. But the enchantment also belied some holes.

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.

Doha Tribeca Film Festival: Mixing Oil And Hollywood | LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

There is no denying the company's New York origins. But when the festival opens next week in Doha, Qatar's capital, with Robert De Niro, Tribeca's co-...

Gulf Sees Arts Explosion (VIDEO)

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Gulf state of Qatar is preparing to welcome the Hollywood glitterati onto its shores, for the country's inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival. T...