1. Nearly half of Arabs watch American films, yet most want more regional content: survey

    Posted on April 16, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar, in partnership with Doha Film Institute, release findings from six-nation study of entertainment media use in the Middle East Two-thirds (66%) of adults from countries surveyed agree that people benefit from watching content from different parts of the world, yet an equal two-thirds say they prefer films that portray their own… Read more

  2. Academy Award-nominated director of The Square to address NU-Q graduates

    Posted on March 9, 2014, by

    Oscar-nominated director, Jehane Noujaim will be the graduation speaker at Northwestern University in Qatar’s ceremony on May 4, the university announced today. Her latest documentary, The Square, is the first Egyptian film to receive an Oscar nomination. An Egyptian-American filmmaker, Noujaim has steadily risen to fame over the past decade, directing a number of documentaries and… Read more

  3. A filmmaker returns to Cairo and captures Egypt at its best

    Posted on March 6, 2011, by

    When Ethar Hassaan boarded a plane bound for Egypt on February 1, her intent had been to witness the revolution sweeping her country. But once on the ground in Cairo, the city in which she was born and raised, her training in media and a desire to document the history-making events took over. “I went… Read more