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“The Message” and “Lion of the Desert”: two gifts to Cinema from Libya

“The Message” and “Lion of the Desert”: two gifts to Cinema from Libya

Today, Libya is one of the few states that is beyond comparison in its apparent relationship with the art of cinema, its distinctive history in the medium, famous directors and national cinema.
Turkish-Syrian cinema friendship must persist

Turkish-Syrian cinema friendship must persist

Although films were already being produced in Syria after 1936 when the independence was gained, Syrian Cinema only began to gain its national identity in the 1960s with the intervention of the state in private productions.
Iranian Cinema: where truth meets imagination

Iranian Cinema: where truth meets imagination

Visiting the World Expo Paris in 1900, The Shah of Iran Muzaffar ad-Din was so impressed by a screening of a film he had watched in a pavilion, that he immediately bought a camera and thus took the first step towards the art in his country