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Wed Dec 8, 2004 Prominent Directors under the spotlight share their experiences with UAE cinema student

Dubai December 8, 2004 Directors under the spotlight at the Dubai International Film Festival interacted with students of cinema and other disciplines related to film-making in an absorbing panel discussion at the Dubai Knowledge Village. The Directors, each with different approach to film-making, imparted a feel of the unifying influence of film in bridging cultural divides

Wed Dec 8, 2004 Hussein Fahmi predicts further decline of Arab cinema

Dubai, December 8, 2004 Prominent Egyptian movie star Hussein Fahmi addressed the media at the Dubai International Film Festival and predicted that Arab cinema’s standards and volumes will witness a further decline if immediate efforts to encourage growth are not implemented. These efforts included support from governments, increased security for film makers and commitment from the

Tue Dec 7, 2004 Daoud Abdel Sayed calls for restoration of the rapidly deteriorating Egyptian cinema heritage

Dubai, December 7, 2004 Celebrated Egyptian director and writer Daoud Abdel Sayed called for the restoration of Egypt’s cinema heritage that, according to him, is in danger of disappearing from the face of the earth. He acknowledged that many of the films from the silent era are now irreparably damaged while the films from the 60s

Tue Dec 7, 2004 Bollywood Celebrities Attend Dubai Film Festival

Dubai, December 7, 2004 Leading lights from the Indian film industry have arrived in Dubai for the city’s first International Film Festival, adding to the abundant diversity already present in the Festival’s delegate list. Among the arrivals are celebrated director Subhash Ghai, who will be honored in the Festival’s “Directors in the Spotlight” segment, Bend It

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