Category Archives: Festival

National Museum of Iraq. Image: Dave Malkoff

And then there were three: Iraqi artist Hanaa Malallah exposes the disappearance of Baghdad’s galleries

Royal advocates and oil wealth has nourished art in the Gulf States. The revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia have unleashed a wave of dissident images. Iran produces cutting-edge cinema. So what is happening in Iraq? While a despotic regime is

National Museum of Iraq. Image: Dave Malkoff

And then there were three: Iraqi artist Hanaa Malallah exposes the disappearance of Baghdad’s galleries

Royal advocates and oil wealth has nourished art in the Gulf States. The revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia have unleashed a wave of dissident images. Iran produces cutting-edge cinema. So what is happening in Iraq? While a despotic regime is

Dreams of Sparrows

‘Bush is like my father’: Reel Iraq opening film Dreams of Sparrows revisits the contradictions of 2003 Baghdad

With a civil war in Syria and uprisings across the Arab world, the invasion of Iraq and its backdrop, the US ‘War on Terror’, can sometimes seem to belong to another era.  But Haydar Mousa Daffar’s ‘The Dreams of Sparrows’,

Dreams of Sparrows

‘Bush is like my father’: Reel Iraq opening film Dreams of Sparrows revisits the contradictions of 2003 Baghdad

With a civil war in Syria and uprisings across the Arab world, the invasion of Iraq and its backdrop, the US ‘War on Terror’, can sometimes seem to belong to another era.  But Haydar Mousa Daffar’s ‘The Dreams of Sparrows’,

Image: The Iran Job

Review: The Iran Job, London Iranian Film Festival

A heartwarming documentary about an American basketball player learning that Iranians are people too – through sport! How one American travels to Iran and turns a failing team of young Iranians into champions! How a Western man is surprised to learn

Image: The Iran Job

Review: The Iran Job, London Iranian Film Festival

A heartwarming documentary about an American basketball player learning that Iranians are people too – through sport! How one American travels to Iran and turns a failing team of young Iranians into champions! How a Western man is surprised to learn

Image: Human Film

Review: Mohamed al-Daradji, In My Mother’s Arms

Saif cannot stand hearing his mother’s name. He can’t remember what her face looks like, and he can’t remember how he knows her name – “nobody told me” – but the sound of the word drives him into a rage,

Image: Human Film

Review: Mohamed al-Daradji, In My Mother’s Arms

Saif cannot stand hearing his mother’s name. He can’t remember what her face looks like, and he can’t remember how he knows her name – “nobody told me” – but the sound of the word drives him into a rage,

PFF Wordle

Major themes in the London Palestinian Film Festival

What were the major themes in our coverage of the London Palestinian Film Festival? We used Wordle to find out. By Monique Rivalland

PFF Wordle

Major themes in the London Palestinian Film Festival

What were the major themes in our coverage of the London Palestinian Film Festival? We used Wordle to find out. By Monique Rivalland

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Palestine Film Festival Response

The London Palestine Film Festival has been taking place in central London over the past two weeks (20th April – 3rd May). While we hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage on the event and films, here’s a collection of what YOU

LPFF12 Festival banner (web res 600px)

Palestine Film Festival Response

The London Palestine Film Festival has been taking place in central London over the past two weeks (20th April – 3rd May). While we hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage on the event and films, here’s a collection of what YOU

Lacan Palestine, Mike Hoolboom, 2012 (1)

Palestine Film Festival: Lacan Palestine

  Continuing our coverage of the 2012 London Palestine Film Festival, we review Mike Hoolbloom’s Lacan Palestine, one of the films which received its UK premiere at the festival. The Toronto filmmaker’s work has been feted as a great example of

Lacan Palestine, Mike Hoolboom, 2012 (1)

Palestine Film Festival: Lacan Palestine

  Continuing our coverage of the 2012 London Palestine Film Festival, we review Mike Hoolbloom’s Lacan Palestine, one of the films which received its UK premiere at the festival. The Toronto filmmaker’s work has been feted as a great example of