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Greater than memory: 3 Lebanese filmmakers explore traces of the past in Cairo Cinema Days
Nahed Nasr | 3 Lebanese documentaries re-construct the past to ask questions about identity and the civil war
Maeve Brennan’s The Drift and messing up mainstream media stories
Mia Jankowicz | An unfathomable place in perpetual need of explaining from the outside
There is no beach like Gaza’s: Talking to the makers of Gaza Surf Club
Amna Magdy | Despite the slight stereotyping tendencies, Gaza Surf Club is well worth watching
Failed father figures and nuanced storytelling: Bezness as Usual
Lara El Gibaly | “Bezness,” the Arabization of the word “business,” took on a specific meaning in 1970s Tunisia.
Music comes to the rescue of thought: On Jumana Manna’s Palestine music documentary
Maha ElNabawi | This sound journey points to the richness of Palestinian history away from Israeli narratives
Both Egyptian films at this year’s Berlinale interrogate the local indie scene
Rowan El Shimi | On Experimental Summer and One Plus One makes a Pharaoh's Chocolate Cake
Learning to make documentaries in the Delta: Cinedelta decentralizes opportunity
Yasmine Zohdi | On the genesis, the successes and failures, and the future of a unique educational program
‘The intellectuals don’t have the answers’: Lebanese documentary wins at Berlinale
Rowan El Shimi | “What can the ghosts of protests past tell us?”
Three films, one spectator and a polemic: Arab documentaries and ‘global’ audiences
Alia Ayman | Sometimes being simplistic, clichéd and politically problematic is exactly what a film needs to succeed.
 
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Opinion
Ahmed Khair al-Deen
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs: The ongoing urge for a ‘citadel massacre’
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs sets out to discover why Egypt's recent rulers have appeared to change
 
News
FestBeat: The value of an uncertain gaze at Panorama (day 7)
FestBeat: What counts as a documentary film? (day 6)
FestBeat: Thinking through Panorama’s programming (day 2)
Mahraganat music doc in cinemas for one week
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