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The state of documentary filmmaking in the Arab world

by Alexandra Zeevalkink.

Arab documentaries found themselves in a ghetto around the 80s and 90s, struggling to step outside the state dominated arena. And if they were made, they were often funded or part funded from abroad. But now the market is changing, the game changer upon reflection being the launch of Al Jazeera in the late 90s followed by top class organisations such as the Dubai International Film Festival, the Doha Film Institute.

So, what can we expect to see from the region?

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