Laila Eloui, Iconic Egyptian Actress, Reflects on Womanhood, Film and Social Responsibility

Interview by Dr Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent Laila Eloui has earned her iconic status and popularity in the Egyptian and Arab film industry as one of the most versatile actresses of her generation. Having started as a child performer in radio programs at the age of 7 years, she made a successful transition […]

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Women, Film and Humanity

Interview with Paul Murphy, British film maker, by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent Paul Murphy is an an Irish-born, London-based award-winning film director. His ability to swap between drama and comedy in telling stories is his way of understanding our collective unconscious, and what makes human beings tick. Paul’s films tend to focus on […]

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“Normality is a Paved Road Comfortable to Walk But No Flowers Grow On It”

—Vincent Van Gogh ‘VOLARE’, Gabriele Salvatores (Italy, 2019) screening at the Italian Film Festival in London, Friday 6th March 2020 Film Review by Franco Ferrarini, gastroenterologist and film reviewer Vincent (Giulio Pranno), a sixteen-year-old boy affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), lives with his mother Elena (Valeria Golino) and her companion Mario (Diego Abatantuono) confined […]

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A Legacy of Collateral Suffering

Review of Amá (USA, 2018), directed by Lorna Tucker, and produced by Bullfrog Films Written by Professor Robert Abrams, Weill Cornell Medicine Amá, a powerful and disturbing documentary, tells the hitherto little-known story of the systematic relocation and involuntary sterilization of Native American women in the United States between 1960 and 1980. In a moving […]

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Stories of Guilt and Redemption: The Cinema of Atom Egoyan

Interview by Khalid Ali In this podcast Dr Khalid Ali talks to acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan at the 41st edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) where Egoyan’s latest film ‘Guest of honour’ screened. Egoyan reflects on prominent themes in his films such as isolation, estrangement and the alienation of human beings, and […]

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Khalid Ali in Conversation with Filmmaker Damon Gameau

Interview by Khalid Ali In this podcast, award-winning Australian film maker Damon Gameau talks about his new film 2040, which explores what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced solutions that are currently available to improve the planet and focusing on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, and sustainability. Damon […]

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