Sheffield DocFest 2010

A series of challenging documentaries revealing unusual perspectives on life in the Middle East.

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Hope Hope
Hope and On The Coast
12 Angry Lebanese - The Documentary (Country: Lebanon; Year: 2009; Director: Zeina Daccache)
A multiple award winning documentary looking at a drama project in a Lebanese prison.
Fragments Of A Lost Palestine (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Norma Marcos)
A filmmaker visiting her ailing mother aims to show the vibrant, positive side of Palestinian culture that goes on even in times of conflict.
Hope (Country: Turkey; Year: 2010; Director: Rodi Yüzbasi)
A visit to a Turkish village scarred by war whose cyclical approach to time is confounded by the young people's desire to leave for the city.
KMS - Jewish Negros (Country: Israel; Year: 2010; Director: Moran Ifergan)
Three young Ethiopian Jews in a rap group use their music to confront the racism they encounter in Israeli society.
Koul Farah (Country: Iran; Year: 2010; Director: Mahvash Sheikholeslami)
An elderly shepherd discusses his self-appointed mission to protect an ancient Elamite temple and its archaeologically precious engravings.
Nasty Age (Kahpe Devran) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2010; Director: Cahit Çeçen)
An exploration of the lives of three different men living in Istanbul.
Once Upon Our Time (Country: Tunisia; Year: 2010; Director: Hichem Ben Ammar)
A father is prepared to do anything to help his violin prodigy son achieve success, but is gradually losing him in the process.
On The Coast (Bu Sahilde) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2010; Director: Merve Kayan, Zeynep Dadak)
Summer at the seaside in the Turkish village of Erikli.
The Other In Beirut (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Sedi Ghadiri)
Three boys exemplify a typical day in Beirut.
Waiting For Abu Zayd (Country: Lebanon; Year: 2009; Director: Mohammad Ali Atassi; Stars: Nasr Hamed Abu Zayd)
A documentary portrait of Islamic intellectual and liberal theologian Nasr Hamed Abu Zayd.

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Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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