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Mohammed Al Turki

'The Shawati' Interviews': Producer Mohammed Al Turki

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Arab cinema has a humanity that connects deeply to its audiences, and year by year, is conquering fans all over the world. Perhaps it's because Arab films deal with women who look real, men who act real and stories that really get to the heart of the matter. As easily understood in Beirut, as in Berlin, Baltimore and Bombay.

Of Middle East Cinema and Filmmakers in Cannes: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.27.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

As much as I admire filmmakers, they are modern-day heroes for managing the nearly impossible feat of creating the magic of cinema despite financial restraints and all kinds of obstacles, we must recognize and applaud, encourage these cultural organizations that aid and assist.

Mohammed Al Turki: A Cinematic Bridge Between Two Worlds

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

There are very few men who are equally at home at a gala in NYC, on the set of a blockbuster in Hollywood, in the front rows of Milan Fashion Week and around a souk in Riyadh.

Hollywood Diplomacy: What I Learned from Richard Gere in Abu Dhabi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

At this year's dazzling Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the celebrity buzz has been deafening. After all, it would be An Officer and a Gentleman himself Richard Gere walking the red carpet on opening night, for the film Arbitrage.