Kaouther Ben Hania’s documentary “Four Daughters,” which had its debut in competition at Cannes this year, has been selected by Tunisia as its entry for the best international feature category for the 2024 Oscars.
Lebanese director Nadine Labaki has been named to the jury of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a nomination that comes more than ten years after her film Where Do We Go Now won the Audience Award at the same event.
Ancient Arab societies were fond of poetry, which is why the Arabic language evolved to become highly poetic. In Arabic, there are many expressions that illustrate the different degrees of passion, from the initial spark to the heights of ecstasy.
In the world of linguistics, certain phenomena emerge from one language to another that are more important than they appear. For example, Polish family names often end in ‘-ski’, Armenian names in ‘-ian’ and, in the case of Arabic names, there’s a striking familiarity with the prefix ‘al-‘. But what does it mean?
The Middle East. This term, which has become a bit of a catch-all, roughly designating a group of countries in the eastern Mediterranean basin and the Arabian Peninsula, and even certain parts of Central Asia, has a history. And it’s as complex as the definition of the term itself.