TOPIC Orientalism
features
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.
Hanan al-Cinema: Caring critique of an Arab filmmaking rebirth
Nour El Safoury | If you’re fascinated by the possibility of a critique that cares about its object, not the rampaging
New coat, same colors: Ilka Eickhof on funding and cultural politics
Laura Bird | The Arab uprisings presented an opportunity for Western cultural institutions and donors in Europe and
 
Opinion
Subhi Hadidi
15 years after Edward Said: A model and an adversary
On the impossibility of neutrality over Edward Said
Maha ElNabawi
Beyoncé, Coldplay, and why we can’t let exotica become banal
Growing up in America in the 1980s through the noughties made most of my generation pretty hard to offend.
Vijay Prashad
Edward Wadie Said: Ten Years After
Edward Said (November 1 1935 to September 25 2003). Those were dark days.  Iraq’s armies had taken