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Med Film Factory Training Program: Crowdfunding to Undo the Stereotypes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Unfortunately, it's not only Western audiences that have grown to believe these absurd stereotypes, but the Arab world has started down a path that now seems hell bent on destruction.

Discord or Dynamism? Getting the Arab World's Youth Employment Question Right

Ron Bruder | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Ron Bruder

Collectively, we need to prioritize youth employment in the MENA region as both a social and economic imperative, and recognize its momentous power: to throw the region into discord, or to elevate it to new levels of dynamism.

Why the iTunes Deal with Front Row Filmed Entertainment Is a Dream Come True

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

Nadine Labaki in a scene from her film Where Do We Go Now? I believe wholeheartedly in the power of cinema to change the world. One only has to view ...

The BRICS Bank Signals the End of the American Financial Empire and U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

Establishing the BRICS Bank is a momentous event The July 2014 BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit was a momentous event, more ...

Militant Islamism: A Strategic Threat

Magnus Norell | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Magnus Norell

In several countries from Western Sahel in Africa to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the East, militant Islamist organizations (including smaller groups a...

A Dimming Light For Middle Eastern Youth

Curt Rhodes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Curt Rhodes

How will young people find their way back to pools of light that beckon them towards a future?

Solving Poverty. WANTED: A New Revolution of 100 Million Youth in the Middle East

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
John Hope Bryant

Everyone ultimately wants the same thing -- a shot at real opportunity, real aspiration, a real job, or alternatively, to be able to create something that changes the world. We have now seen the hopelessness version of this. Let's now give the hope-filled version a try.

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.

Egypt: Log on to the Revolution

Khadija Sharife | Posted 12.30.2011 | World
Khadija Sharife

While it is not technology that has given life to the revolution but Egyptians themselves, catalyzed in part by their Tunisian neighbors, access is fundamental.

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.