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El Ott – The new movie by Ibrahim El Batout – Controversal, shocking and offensive

November 6, 2014 by


Filmmaker Ibrahim El Batout with Actors and Filmproducers Amr Waked and Salah Al Hanafy (ZAD Communication and Production).   Egyptian Filmmaker Ibrahim El Batout goes with the movie “El Ott” beyond conventional genre boundaries. He provokes. It is his unique creative vision that drives the film. The new crime drama is cruel, strange and dreamlike. […]

Jan Heilig: Syria inside

May 2, 2013 by


“Syria Inside-The Revolution Movie made by Syrians will be a sarcastic comedy show!” „Mr. President, 97% elected you, what else can you want? – I want to know the names of the missing 3 %.“   With hilarious jokes like this one the Malas Twins, two Syrian comedians, introduce the western public to the all […]

Jawaher Al Sudairy and Timo Von Gunten: Eastern Winds

October 31, 2012 by


Throughout 2011, a rhythmic chant echoed across the Arab lands, as young protesters called for government reform, economic opportunity and political freedom. This wave of demonstrations skipped borders with ease, carried in newspapers and magazines, on Twitter and Facebook, and the airwaves of al Jazeera and al Arabiya. These events came to be known as […]

Kristin Jankowski: It is the energy

August 17, 2012 by


Amr Waked and Salah al Hanafy in “Winter of Discontent” Photo: ZAD Communication and Production I jumped in the taxi, the Air Condition was too cold. And it was too smoky in the car. “Where do you want to go?” asked me the driver. He looked in the mirror, smiled at me. “Dokki” I said, […]

Roman Pernack: VAKUUM – im Sog der Revolution

July 10, 2012 by


VAKUUM zieht den Zuschauer in den Sog der ägyptischen Revolution und führt ihn mitten in die fesselnde Millionenstadt Kairo, in den Umbruch einer Gesellschaft. Der Berliner Filmemacher Roman Pernack, gerät durch Zufall, mitten in die Geschehnisse und lernt auf dem Tahrirplatz Marwa, Ahmed und Simon kennen, die er fortan mit der Kamera begleitet. Mit ihnen […]