Category Archives: Film

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’,

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Caspian Arts Foundation £25,000 scholarship open for applications

MENA artists, photographers, designers or film-makers studying at one of London’s arts colleges could win a £25,000 scholarship to fund their studies. The University of the Arts London Caspian Arts Foundation, which aims to promote unity between Middle Eastern cultures

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Caspian Arts Foundation £25,000 scholarship open for applications

MENA artists, photographers, designers or film-makers studying at one of London’s arts colleges could win a £25,000 scholarship to fund their studies. The University of the Arts London Caspian Arts Foundation, which aims to promote unity between Middle Eastern cultures

Hold Back

Shakespeare meets Scheherazade in a film which took nine years to complete: Kamel Zouaoui on ‘Hold Back’

London may be home to over 100,000 Arabs, but the larger Arab-origin community in Paris is arguably far more famous. It is therefore not surprising Hold Back, an award-winning French film about a black Parisian who wants to marry his

Hold Back

Shakespeare meets Scheherazade in a film which took nine years to complete: Kamel Zouaoui on ‘Hold Back’

London may be home to over 100,000 Arabs, but the larger Arab-origin community in Paris is arguably far more famous. It is therefore not surprising Hold Back, an award-winning French film about a black Parisian who wants to marry his

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Iranian Olympic footage unearthed by London-based broadcaster

A London-based Iranian broadcaster has unearthed Iranian Olympics footage while collecting 1970s home movies for a film installation due to launch later this year. Fari Bradley, who runs the radio show Six Pillars to Persia, aims to create a collage

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Iranian Olympic footage unearthed by London-based broadcaster

A London-based Iranian broadcaster has unearthed Iranian Olympics footage while collecting 1970s home movies for a film installation due to launch later this year. Fari Bradley, who runs the radio show Six Pillars to Persia, aims to create a collage

Coming up: Syria Speaks, Iranian shadows, exclusive film screening

Writing: Syria Speaks Making sense of what is happening in Syria right now can be difficult, so the Southbank Centre has drafted in three Syrian writers to help interpret the situation. Famed Arabic novelist Nihad Sirees, whose first English language

Coming up: Syria Speaks, Iranian shadows, exclusive film screening

Writing: Syria Speaks Making sense of what is happening in Syria right now can be difficult, so the Southbank Centre has drafted in three Syrian writers to help interpret the situation. Famed Arabic novelist Nihad Sirees, whose first English language

Image: Sarah's Bags on sale at the Mosaic Rooms, courtesy of Ghada

What’s On: From sketches with Nazir Tanbouli to watchtowers at the Mosaic Rooms

Award-winning mural artist Nazir Tanbouli is inviting anyone who can pick up a pen to come down to Studio 75 for a Draw In on Saturday 1 December 2012. Those who prefer to watch can see his live drawing demonstration

Image: Sarah's Bags on sale at the Mosaic Rooms, courtesy of Ghada

What’s On: From sketches with Nazir Tanbouli to watchtowers at the Mosaic Rooms

Award-winning mural artist Nazir Tanbouli is inviting anyone who can pick up a pen to come down to Studio 75 for a Draw In on Saturday 1 December 2012. Those who prefer to watch can see his live drawing demonstration

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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

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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