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."
Fifty years on from Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, some argue feminism has caused more problems than it has solved. But while arguments continue to rage about what the status and roles of women should be, too little real progress has been made.
Compared to the drama of interest rates and fiscal cliffs, accounting and auditing are often overlooked, seen as mundane and boring. But, warns a historian of the subject, they have been crucial to the smooth operation of world trade since before the time of Columbus.