The Making of Nasser Al-Yousif’s Documentary

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I’ve finally arrived at the starting point of celebrating my father’s arts career and contributions to the art scene in general. I won’t dwell on why it’s taken me this long to start – a full eleven years since he passed away – other than this is simply the right time for me to do so. Mahmood Al-Yousif with Bahraini artist Mr Abdulkarim Alorrayed at his home The start today was an interview with the godfather …

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Short Stories Welcome

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Do you have a story that you would like to see in film? Well, you’re in luck. Submit yours to me and I’ll give it consideration to be made into a short film – or a long one for that matter.While I’m open to consider any story, please be aware of a few rules:You must own the rights to the story you are submitting It must be original and has not been made into …

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How to deal with customer complaints. A lesson from Tamkeen.

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Twelve days ago, I had this to say about Tamkeen:As you can see above, just one day after posting the initial complaint, which was borne from frustration and previous experiences with Tamkeen, someone took notice of my complaint and took positive action. No less than three Tamkeen personnel called offering to help to resolve the situation. And they did, almost immediately. Within a day, all paperwork was resubmitted and accepted within their system. The lady …

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DurazSiege True Stories: Day 301

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I was barred from walking through the checkpoint at Oxygen Gym to my house which is just 300 meters away last night due to the ongoing #DurazSiege. The policeman insisted that it is closed for all traffic, including pedestrians, and I have to go to the main checkpoint at the entrance of Avenue 36. That is a roundabout walk of about 3km to gain entrance to the besieged area. Where is the sanity in this? Explaining …

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The efficacy of late warnings and other governmental machinations to get at citizens’ pockets

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In Bahrain, the citizen seems to be the unquenchable fount of money. Funds which most here are in desperate need of, are dragged out of our pockets by unremitting fines, fees and other government charges and levies.http://mahmood.tv/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/warning-notices-for-small-front-gardens.mp4Last month, the Traffic Dept had its fun by sending us speeding fines that were more than a year old! Proving that what they’re interested in is the meagre contents of our pockets rathe than serve as a …

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