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New French movie addresses racism against Syrian refugees in Europe

New French movie addresses racism against Syrian refugees in Europe

By Faris Rifai (Zaman Al Wasl)- Actor Wasim Majid starred as the lead actor in the French film Syrian which recounts in the language of high end cinema one of the stories of the thousands of the suffering of Syrian refugees crossing to Europe on a daily basis. The film approximates some of...

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'The Blind Orchestra' takes top prize at Carthage film festival

'The Blind Orchestra' takes top prize at Carthage film festival

Moroccan director Mohammed Mouftakir's "L'Orchestre des Aveugles" (The Blind Orchestra) took the Tanit d'Or Saturday at the Carthage Film Festival, blighted earlier in the week by a suicide bombing in the Tunisian capital. The Tanit d'Argent was awarded to "The Endless River", by South...

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Homs Documentary Festival defies death and siege

Homs Documentary Festival defies death and siege

Writing by Faris Al Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- "Time can not be counted in Homs by months, weeks or days, but by the drops of blood, mortar shells. The roar of the airplanes and sound of swords. It is the price a country seeks freedom must pay,” in these words, Homs...

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Alexievich, chronicler of Soviet life, wins Literature Nobel

Alexievich, chronicler of Soviet life, wins Literature Nobel

Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of life in the former Soviet Union which the Swedish Academy said was "a monument to suffering and courage in our time". Alexievich's work includes chronicles of the lives of Soviet...

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