It’s not often that a storyteller’s background becomes as compelling as the story itself. But such is Yemeni filmmakerKhadija Al Salami’s, whose film Al Sarka (The Scream) is one of 15 documentaries to be screened under the Muhr Arab category at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival.
Read more at albawaba.com
With the 2012 Doha Tribeca Film Festival underway, this annual event of the Doha Film Institute, one of the Middle East's largest film festivals, is showcasing some of the best work in new Arab and world cinema from the past twelve months. Rafea: Solar Mamas by Jehane Noujeim andMona Eldaief and Embers by Tamara Stepanyan, are two women-directed documentaries in the Festival’s “Arab Feature Film Competition” category. Women, in fact, are leaders in the film industry across the Middle East.
Read more at commongroundnews.org
The website dubbed the Arab woman's ultimate how-to guide, www.anaZahra.com, today unveiled a fresh new look, more in-depth features and a range of new categories (...) Hala Al Gergawi, anaZahra's editor-in-chief, says the portal reflects the aspirations of modern Arab women and empowers them to realise their ambitions.
Read more at thenational.ae
Huda Lutfi will talk about female representation in Cairo’s street art during the revolution under the headline "Gender Representation and Graffiti Art post January 2011".
Danish DJ and artist Katrine Ring will introduce Huda Lutfi and facilitate the discussion upon Huda Lutfi’s presentation. The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute and KVINFO are arranging the event that is free, open for all, in English and will take place on Oct. 23rd at KVINFO’s library.
Read more about the event (in Danish)
Read an interview with Huda Lutfi at womendialogue.org