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Haider Rashid's It's About to Rain: Holding Up a Mirror to Injustice

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

What does it mean to belong to a country, to be a certified, true citizen somewhere? Haider Rashid, a multicultural filmmaker who was born in Florence of an Iraqi father and an Italian mother, asks that question in his new film It's About to Rain, and in the process raises many more.

Ten Gems From the Gulf

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I'm all about cinema and my personal gems were collected during the Gulf Film Festival, which was held in Dubai's Festival City from April 10th to the 17th.

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.