Category archives: Film

The Turkish Recipe for Art

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Quick tip: if you’re interested in searching about the SALT institute in Turkey, don’t google, “Salt Turkey” unless you want a hundred and one ways to salt, brine, and cook a turkey. SALT is a not-for-profit art center based in Turkey whose mission is to explore cultural and historical issues and cultivate innovative programs for research and experimental t[...]

A Cinematic Affair

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Born in 2007, AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture) was established in 2007 as an independent grant-making initiative. AFAC facilitates individuals and organizations from the Arab region working in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation regionally and globally. [...]

Eastern Winds: In Conversation with Jawaher Al Sudairy

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Meet Jawaher Al Sudairy, the second in a personality-filled family of five children, a previous consultant, a current graduate student at the prestigious Columbia University studying Urban Policy and Planning, and film producer. Al Sudairy credits her mother and cites her as the biggest influence, introducing her and her siblings to different forms of art[...]

A Star is Born

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It’s not everyday that we get to live our dreams and passions, when exploring them might even help lead us to the stars, and maybe, just maybe, those that shine and twinkle in Hollywood. That’s what Saudi film producer, Mohammed Al Turki, has done – he lived out a dream and reached the stars. Al Turki’s first project, “The Imperialists Are Still Alive”, was[...]

The Big Shot | Nadine Labki

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Inside Nadine Labaki’s humble abode, expect to be dealt a couple of surprises. The first is around 85 centimeters tall, cloaked in a buffed up Spiderman suit. This is her favorite project to date, one that took nine arduous months to deliver. Say hello to three-year-old Walid. He will show you his stellar dance moves and musical proficiency, performing to pe[...]