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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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The Ritual is a MINA Film Festival Finalist!

The Ritual is a MINA Film Festival Finalist!

7 Nov, '170 Comments

Remember my short film The Ritual? The one I featured in this post? Well, I received notification a few days ago that it was actually a finalist in the MINA film festival in Australia! Very stoked 😉 Here’s the certificate I received for my efforts. Stoked! Now this prods me forward to submit more of my […]

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Art. As a utility to fill space.

Art. As a utility to fill space.

10 Oct, '170 Comments

Art is in the eye of the beholder. True. No one can define what is and what is not art either as it is a very subjective and emotive thing. To me, art must serve a purpose. And it must raise more questions than provide answers. It is this particular faculty that elevates a society; […]

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The Ritual

The Ritual

22 Jul, '176 Comments

Life is a series of rituals. This is ours. This is our Friday. Frances and I spend the day together and walk in Bahrain City Centre normally – for those not from this area, people can’t walk outside especially in the summer, and malls are big enough, interesting enough, and very importantly are air conditioned […]

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Congratulations! #DurazSiege is One Year Old.

Congratulations! #DurazSiege is One Year Old.

20 Jun, '173 Comments

Yep. One year. A full city of over twenty thousand souls has been under siege for one full year, since 20 June 2016. How about that? It must qualify for a world record of some kind and I know that this is the reason it is really in place, to pin yet another browny point on […]

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Saying NO to the Shock Doctrine

Saying NO to the Shock Doctrine

15 Jun, '170 Comments

My friend Doug Doulton shared this on his Facebook timeline:   In it, Naomi Klein states: Shock. It’s a word that has come up a lot since November— for obvious reasons. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about shock. Ten years ago, I published “The Shock Doctrine,” an investigation that spanned four decades from […]

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