Dec 19, 2012
The documentary The Scream focuses on the role women played during the year-long uprising in Yemen. Read Article The Scream: Yemeni women make their voices heard
Dec 17, 2012
The Dubai International Film Festival wraps up for another year after a week of frantic activity, a decent haul of famous faces and some 160 films from around the world.
Read Article It's a wrap: stars shine at Dubai film festival
Dec 16, 2012
The Life: There are immense opportunities to work on projects from the Arab world, says Alessandra Priante of Eurimages, the European fund that co-produces films. Read Article Film fund puts Arab world in the picture
The Arab documentary section at the Dubai International Film Festival shows an impressive and important evolution of regional storytelling.
Read Article The rise of documentary making across the Arab world
Joy Matthew spent four years in Dubai editing a Malayalam women's magazine. Then he quit to become a filmmaker - and his debut feature has just premiered at DIFF. Read Article Joy Matthew's nostalgia for the Emirates
A roundup of regional and local films and filmmakers at the Dubai International Film Festival. Read Article Tale of a girl and her bike is first full-length Saudi Arabia feature
In celebrating a century of Indian film, DIFF moved beyond popular Bollywood stories and images. Read Article Indian cinema from every angle at DIFF
Dec 15, 2012
Entitled "One Night To Change Lives", the dinner and auction was held in aid of Oxfam and Dubai Cares, and attracted the week's biggest line-up of A-list stars so far to Dubai's Armani Hotel. Read Article Firth leads line-up of stars at festival's charity gala
Dec 14, 2012
Mohammed Saeed Harib will lead a local crew and cast when filming for a new comedy feature film starts in the UAE this spring.
Read Article Freej creator to take director's chair in new Abu Dhabi sports comedy film
Dec 13, 2012
Ibrahim El Batout's sobering drama is one of the first narratives to look at the Egyptian revolution. Read Article What to see at DIFF: Winter of Discontent
He's terrified and shocked multitudes, but the Japanese director of Lesson of the Evil doesn't like being scared himself. Read Article Takashi Miike's hidden fears
Editing a film in Arabic when you don't speak the language, uncovering a new conduit for violence, and an eye on Yemen. Read Article Reporter's notebook: When the lack of a language is no barrier
A chance encounter led the director Jeremy Xido into the hidden world of death metal in Angola. Read Article Death Metal Angola: a title as peculiar as its subject
Star Trek's technological feats are ahead of the times - dreamt up almost half a century ago, much of its technology is today a reality. Can’t you beam me up, Scotty?
Action from Malmo and last night's Eurovision Song Contest. In pictures: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Following the 1948 war, Israeli librarians rushed to collect 30,000 mostly Arabic books from the houses of Jerusalem's prominent Palestinian families. Palestinian activists sue Israel for the return of 6,000 books
Istanbul's famous mosque tries to strike balance between religion and tourism money by providing tourists with coverings. Thomas Seibert reports Turkey tightens Blue Mosque dress code
Dropping out of the top tier could be more of a help than a hurt, comments Paul Radley. Step backward may help UAE rugby move forward
The dialect of the Hebus and Shehhu mountain tribes in Ras Al Khaimah is a living example of the history of the Arabic language's evolution in the region. Video: Talking Shehhi – a dialect from RAK's mountain tribes
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