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Elia Suleiman: Of Fixed Frames And Fictive Biography

The most lauded Arab filmmaker of his generation has been compared to Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati, even though his work is concerned with occupation and dispossession. Now Artistic Advisor to Doha Film Institute, he meditates on self-evaluation, memory and the “metamorphosis into the aesthetic."

The Solution

On the contrary, writes Britain’s former International Development Secretary. The group is determined to make a difference by promoting investment, reform and accountability – with this year’s host country leading the way

No Laughing Matter?

Despite their long and rich histories of satire and comic performance, the stereotype persists that there is little humor to be found in most Muslim countries. The opposite is true – from a centuries-old vein of much-loved wry stories to a vibrant stand-up and online scene today..

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