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Aishwarya Rai Bachan Furious Over Elle's 'Fair & Lovely' Airbrushing

Women around the world blanched at the bleached version of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the cover of Elle India.

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Al Shasha Screenwriting Competition Finalists Announced

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) announced the 6 finalists of the Al Shasha screenwriting competition on September 22.

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City of Life Comes to Vancouver

28-year old Emirati director Ali F. Mostafa is bringing his first feature City of Life to the Vancouver International Film Festival this October.

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I am Taqwacore

The title, The Taqwacores, a novel by Michael Muhammad Knight, is a combination of the Arabic word Taqwa, describing the balance of love and fear the pious have of God, and the core of hardcore punk.

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Obama the Menteng Kid Premieres in Jakarta

Obama the Menteng Kid (Obama Anak Menteng in Indonesian), a film depicting US President Barack Obama's early childhood in Indonesia, premiered in Jakarta on June 30 to an audience of Indonesian celebrities, politicians and US Ambassador Cameron Hume. The film opened to nationwide release the next day on July 1.

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MOOZ-lum: The Movie

Sunday, August 8 saw the release of the official trailer for the long-awaited feature film MOOZ-lum: The Movie. Written and directed by Qasim "Q" Basir, starring Danny Glover, Nia Long and Evan Ross, it promises to be a ground-breaking film about the American Muslim experience.

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Emirati and Indian Culture to Meld in Mini-feature Mallal

This summer, award-winning director Nayla Al Khaja, chief executive officer and producer of D-7 Motion Pictures, and a plethora of foreign collaborators from eight different countries will shoot the first ever Emirati Indian cross-cultural film Mallal, meaning bored in Arabic.

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Sand And Sorrow

Never again” is the mantra that the masses utter every time an atrocity around the world occurs. Yet, this does not stop further incidents from happening.

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The Dark Knight Ascends

The Dark Knight boldly deconstructs and resurrects the superhero movie, confidently allowing the comic book genre to soar beyond superficial assumptions and transcend new heights as a legitimate, epic, philosophical narrative.

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Star Wars: An Islamic Perspective

As most “Star Wars” fans know, director George Lucas took spiritual elements, which are common in most major world religions to create his epic saga of good vs. evil. As a Muslim, I always thought of the “Jedi” as what a true follower of Islam should be like.