Tag Archives: Film

The Iran tribunal investigation

For the past week, the world’s attention has been focused on the protests in front on US embassies in Muslim majority countries, with special attention devoted to the protests in front of the American embassy in Cairo. But at the same time Egyptians were gearing up for a different type of protests! Tonight, you will hear from Egyptian journalist and activist Hossam El-Hamalawy, about the recent wave of labor strikes in Egypt.

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UC Berkeley hosts the iranian film festival in April

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Iranian film festival will take place in UC Berkeley every weekends of April. This cultural event, organized by UC Berkeley’s Near Eastern Studies Department,  will be entirely free.

Talks, lectures and screenings by reknowned filmmakers and professors will be programmed. Parviz Sayyad, Hamid Naficy, Bahram Beizai and Sahraa Karimi are part of the star guests to discover.

More about the program on this page.

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Jaffar Panahi’s “this is not a film” in San Francisco

The SF film society will screen “This is not a film” from the prominent director Jafar Panahi. This coming friday (April 6th) to the 12th, you can watch the movie at the following adress 1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan)>

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Update on Pakistan after the Flood; Iraqi film “Son of Babylon”

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we have a conversation with Kamran Ali, an associate professor of anthropology and acting director of the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Ali talks about the political landscape in Pakistan in the midst of a flood that’s left thousands dead and over one and half million people homeless.

Son of Babylon

Later in the program, we’ll bring you the first of two part conversation with Iraqi film maker Mohamed Al-Daradji about his award winning feature film Ibne Babel, or Son of Babylon, a story about a grandmother and grandson in occupied Iraq. Al-Daradji speaks with us about the state of the film industry in Iraq. And how he’s received numerous death threats – and has even been kidnapped – because of the movies he’s produced.

This Week: Women’s Struggles in Iran

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we bring you an interview with Haideh Moghissi from York University in Canada, about women’s struggle for equality in Iran.

Later in the program we have a conversation with Rachel Leah Jones, directory of the documentary film, Ashkenaz, about the history of Ashkenazi Jews in Israel.

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This Week: Talk with filmaker Tariq Ali and author John Berger

12/23/09

This week, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa brings you the first part of a speech by noted  writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali delivered at the Twelfth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture at Hampshire College on November 17. His lecture was titled “Obama’s War in Afghanistan and Pakistan”.

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Later in the program, English art critic, novelist, author, John Berger reads “Letter from Gaza”, a short story written by late Palestinian writer and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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