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The Ismailia International Film Festival: Building a New Era of Arab Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Ismailia is a city in Egypt that is best known as "The City of Beauty and Enchantment," but also for its proximity to the Suez Canal and its soccer team, the Ismaily SC. Yet for the last 15 plus years, it has been the host town for a wonderful documentaries and shorts festival, the Ismailia International Film Festival.

Safinez Bousbia's El Gusto: Film as a Movement to Change Lives

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

A great film should change lives. While typically cinematic masterpieces are able to change the outlook of their audiences, in the case of Safinez Bousbia's documentary El Gusto, the film managed to dramatically change the existence of its subjects and its filmmaker.

Worth the Rush Lines: A Procrastinator's Guide to Tribeca Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Tribeca has outshined all expectations and has endeared itself to film lovers as the spring festival to attend. I suggest checking out these must-watch titles in the theaters.