The new film depicting taboo topics in Middle Eastern society has sparked debate among viewers, even as bold cinema in the region dates back to Egypt’s 1940s-1960s golden age of filmmaking.
Ahmad, a 14-year-old shoeshine boy, was found dead two weeks ago. He was running from police who wanted to question him for a theft. Now activists want answers to shed light on the mystery surrounding the circumstances of his death.
Fesitval has female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet against industry sexism, with two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over some movies.
Lebanese voters are heading to the polls for the first time in six years for the municipal elections, while a new grassroots campaign takes on older parties
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