Elham Shahin’s Recipe for Women’s Welfare and Social Reform

Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent ‘Film Legends Among Us’ series The Arts Council of England’s model for measuring the impact of creative people encompasses three fundamental principles: actions, themes, and outcomes. Applying this model to the artistic career of the eminent Egyptian actress and producer, Elham Shahin, one can appreciate her influential position in […]

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The Impostor Nurse and the Charlatan Doctor

Film Review by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent ‘Face and Back’ (Weish wa Dhahr) TV mini-series (directed by Mariam Abou Ouf, Egypt, 2022) available on https://shahid.mbc.net/ar (Arabic with English subtitles) The health of any society is strongly influenced by the socioeconomic status, and cultural, and spiritual beliefs of its population. These factors inform the […]

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Angels of Death: When Healthcare Professionals become Murderers

Film Review by Franco Ferrarini, Introduced by Khalid Ali Healthcare professionals, especially doctors and nurses, have public trust to do the best for their patients when these patients are most vulnerable. Saving lives, maintaining patients’ safety and dignity are core principles of the care profession. Unfortunately, widely publicized cases have shown that some doctors can […]

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Straight Talk: Call It By Its Name

Film Review by Professor Robert Abrams, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Review of ‘Tacheles—The Heart of the Matter’, directed by Jana Matthes and Andrea Schramm (Germany, 2020), screened at the London Human Rights Watch Film Festival.   In ‘Tacheles—The Heart of the Matter’, Yaar Harell, the real-life twenty-something grandson of Holocaust survivors, is troubled by […]

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The Essence of Care

Fred Baillif, Swiss Film Director, talks about his film ‘La Mif’ with Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent ‘La Mif’ is in general release in UK cinemas from 25th February 2022. Fred Baillif will deliver two Q and A events at the BFI Future Film Festival, “How to tell stories inspired by real-life experiences”, and […]

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Emerging From The Tunnel of Trauma: A Season of Short Films at the BFI Future Film Festival

Film Review by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent 17-20 February 2022   The British Film Institute (BFI) Future Film Festival is aimed at aspiring filmmakers aged 16-25 years to showcase and share with a public audience their talent and vision through a hybrid series of events and screenings online and at the BFI Southbank, […]

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