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Cyrus Nowrasteh film The Stoning of Soraya M.

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a moving and beautifully told story of injustice against women, nor one that was so difficult to watch that at one point I had a hard time refraining from vomiting along … Continue reading

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Iranian film The Hidden Half, directed by Tahmineh Milani

…when I make a movie my aim is to challenge society. Some people don’t like this and disagree but the most important thing is to talk and be able to publicly debate these issues. This will help people to think … Continue reading

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Analysis of Ahmed Boulane’s The Satanic Angels/Les Anges de Satan

http://lesangesdesatan.blogspot.com is a great source for film photos, but most of the writing about this film is in French and pretty generic, so I won’t list websites for you. The Satanic Angels/Les Anges de Satan was released in Morocco in … Continue reading

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Analysis/Review of Kharboucha, Moroccan Film, Hamid Zoughi director

Kharboucha (Kharboucha ou Ma Ydoum Hal–Kharboucha ou rien n’est eternal—Kharboucha or nothing is eternal), Hamid Zoughi’s directorial debut in 2007 with a release date in late 2008 at a festival in Tangier in Morocco, comprises one of very few exceptionally … Continue reading

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Analysis/Review of L’enfant endormi / The Sleeping Child by Yasmine Kassari

Set in the north-east of Morocco in the Atlas Mountains, Kassari’s film takes us into a small douar or village where the scenario is almost entirely populated by women, as the young men have left for clandestine labor in Europe. … Continue reading

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Noureddine Lakhmari’s Moroccan film CasaNegra Analysis/Review

I’m doing something a little different in this week’s blog.  I’m having a guest blogger who is letting me take extracts from his excellent paper “A Feminist Reading of the Moroccan Film Casanegra”, Younnes Abeddour from Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah … Continue reading

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Some cultural elements in the film Captain Abu Raed by Amin Matalqa

With a number of great synopses out on the internet about Captain Abu Raed, as usual I want to focus less on that and more on some specific cultural elements embedded in the film.  However, since you might not want … Continue reading

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