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Mother’s idea: Three lives more dramatic than fiction
On the opening night of the fourth Arab-Iberoamerican Women Film Festival (16-20 May) in Cairo, Amaren Idea (Mother’s Idea, 2009) directed by Maider Oleaga, was featured  
Tunisian filmmaker invested as knight of the Legion of Honour at Cannes
On Sunday 15 May at La Plage des Palmes in Cannes, the French Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand made Tunisian filmmaker Nouri Bouzid a knight of the Legion of Honour

Dark tale 'Goodbye' attacks repression in Iranian society
Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof presents 'Goodbye', a powerful statement against the political regime and repression in Iranian civil society

Syrian filmmaker speaks out at Cannes Festival
Syrian filmmaker Osama Mohammed presents his works at Cannes Film Festival and contributes to discussions about making films in a dictatorship

Novice filmmakers open window on Iraq
A documentary festival in Baghdad, Basra and Arbil features films that cover different angles of occupied Iraq

Cannes pays tribute to Mubarak's filmmakers
As part of the Cannes Film Festival's honouring of Egypt's revolution, filmmakers who worked with the ousted dictator's regime are being honoured as representatives of the uprising, stirring anger within the industry

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Exhibition at Sadat metro station honours the martyrs of the Egyptian revolution
A hundred days after the end of the Mubarak regime, El Sadat metro station features a photography gallery, honouring the martyrs of the Egyptian revolution

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Remembering Naji Al-Ali: The timeless conscience of Palestine
As the 63rd year of the Palestinian Nakba is marked this week, one Palestinian artist, a symbol of Al Nakba, comes to mind: Naji Al-Ali, the creator of ten-year-old Handala

My Neighbour exhibition brings together international artists at the Festival of the Arts
The Caravan Festival of the Arts highlights the importance of building and sustaining bridges between religions and emphasises the importance of friendship and understanding between people

Tarek Ali Hassan: That rare whiff of true renaissance
A medical doctor, musician, philosopher, writer, poet and painter, Tarek Ali Hassan describes himself simply as 'somebody who loves human beings and believes in them'

Eftekasat considers its Egyptian roots and world influence
The Egyptian band, Eftekasat speaks with Ahram Online on it’s amalgamation of Latin, Arabic, Greek and Balkan tunes before their performances on 12 and 19 May

Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila energises the audience
With an inclusive and infectious stage presence, the Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou' Laila gave their Cairene audience an unforgettable performance on Saturday night

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