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  • Morocco Still a Hot Destination for Foreign Producers

    MARRAKECH, Morocco -- The local industry started developing at a faster pace in the early 2000s with the creation of the Advance on Receipts, a selective financing mechanism modeled on a French program allowing producers to collect public funds, and the...
  • Albert Camus at 100

    Albert Camus at 100
    I first met Albert Camus in the fall of 1980, when I was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I say met because it felt that personal to me. His 1942 provocation “The Myth of Sisyphus” was the lead-off text in a course I was taking on...
  • Scores die of starvation, thirst in Niger's desert on smuggling route

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a long, arduous and well-worn route. Hopeful Africans travel north through Niger, Mali and Algeria, crossing the Sahara desert to reach Europe, find work and send money home to their families. The exodus often goes...
  • Abu Dhabi Film Fest Bows in Style With 'Life of Crime'

    The 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival kicked off Thursday with U.S. helmer Daniel Schechter's "Life of Crime" getting a star-studded Middle East launch while also testifying to the cinematic ties between Hollywood, India and, by extension, East and West....
  • Merzak Allouache: Variety's Middle East Filmmaker of the Year

    In many ways, Merzak Allouache, Variety's Middle East Filmmaker of the Year, is the cinematic face of Algeria, the most recognizable son of that nation's film industry and an establishment gadfly ever since his feature debut in 1976 with the justly...
  • Abu Dhabi Fest To Open With 'Life of Crime'

    The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has unveiled its lineup featuring a wide range of works from emerging and established Arab filmmakers, comprising nine world preems from the Middle East unspooling alongside selected entries from the cream of this year's...
  • 'Ace of Cakes' star Duff Goldman gives the 'skinny' on Los Angeles indulgences

    'Ace of Cakes' star Duff Goldman gives the 'skinny' on Los Angeles indulgences
    Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles. Strategically centered near the world's most prominent movie and...
  • Chadli Bendjedid dies at 83; former president of Algeria

    Chadli Bendjedid dies at 83; former president of Algeria
    Chadli Bendjedid, who served as the third president of Algeria before being overthrown in a bloodless military coup in 1992 as he was phasing in democratic reforms, died Saturday. He was 83. Bendjedid died at a military hospital in Algiers, according...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Rooftops'

    Following the 2012 Cannes-preemed "The Repentant," the man considered Algeria's most important living director is on a roll with "The Rooftops," easily one of Merzak Allouache's best. Encompassing five different Algiers neighborhoods organized according...
  • Algerian Government Planning Biopic of Abd El-Kader (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Algerian Ministry of Culture and Los Angeles-based American company Cinema Libre Studio have signed an agreement to co-produce a movie based on Algerian leader Abd El-Kader. Cinema Libre topper Philippe Diaz is producing with Mustapha Orif, general...
  • Bombino mixes rock, global perspectives

    Bombino mixes rock, global perspectives
    Guitarist Bombino's performance at a wedding in the desert city of Agadez, Niger, six years ago was, in some ways, a typical job. Then 27, he had been playing music since childhood and toured globally as a member of the band Tidawt. But this gig became...