Tag Archives: Richard Duebel

From Small Screen to Silver Screen: The BBC’s Arabic Festival

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Sylvia Smith A clear online programme ensures hassle-free navigation of the 25 films and 15 events that form part of this year’s week-long BBC Arabic Festival. The BBC Arabic Festival shows the broad sweep of contemporary life in the Arab … Continue reading

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The World of the Fatimids

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Sylvia Smith The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is North America’s only museum solely dedicated to showcasing Islamic art and culture. A new exhibition recently opening there and entitled The World of the Fatimids is showing a wide range of … Continue reading

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NEVER A WORD

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Sylvia Smith with photography by Richard Duebel Dubai brings together creative people from all over the world presenting them with opportunities that they wouldn’t have in more established markets. It’s a chance to blend cultures and often the result is … Continue reading

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NUTS FOR ARGAN

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Sylvia Smith As Ayesha begins to crack her second sack of nuts of the day, she wipes her hand across her forehead. The sun in southern Morocco is hot and the work physically demanding. She looks over at her neighbour … Continue reading

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MB6: Not New Now

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Sylvia Smith A cryptic, James Bond-style title announces the retrospective nature of the sixth and latest Marrakech Biennale (MB6). Not New Now, rather loosely translated into French as Quoi de neuf La?, a hard-to-pin-down phrase but ably interpreted by Palestinian … Continue reading

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