• March 11, 2018
  • Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
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The international festival Middle East Now will be back in Florence from April 10 to April 15 with films, documentaries, contemporary art, photography, music, food and events on the modern Middle East. 

Over 40 films will be screened in this 9th edition of the festival to showcase stories, people, current issues and many countries and areas including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Afghanistan and, for the first time, Sudan. 

There will be a special focus on Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir, one of the most critically acclaimed and talented voices in contemporary Arab cinema who has written, directed and produced over 16 films. 

A preview will be held of her latest film, Wajib (2017), which debuted at the Locarno film festival, has won awards in some of the most important international festivals and which will be in Italian cinemas starting in April. 

Another special focus will be on Tamara Abdul Hadi, a well-known female photographer of Iraqi origins who will be presenting 'The People's Salon', with beauty secrets from Middle Eastern barbers in Beirut, Gaza and the West Bank.


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