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Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks doesn’t much act in his movies and is not type-cast. He is just a naturally good human being! That’s the simple fact, and his writing completely confirms this too. As I read his stories in Uncommon Type, I was almost urging him to put in some drama at this point, or do a plot twist there, to no avail though, as the stories are just “nice”, and some would say rather bland. We’re trained …

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The Ritual is a MINA Film Festival Finalist!

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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 films to festivals. …

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Art. As a utility to fill space.

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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; when even just one person within it starts questioning accepted norms as a result of witnessing, interacting or engaging with art. …

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When calligraphy meets graphics, Abbas Yousif and Jabbar Alghadban’s joint exhibition

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Abbas Yousif and Jabbar Alghadban are now two of the leaders of the contemporary art scene in Bahrain. The long-time friends just mounted their fourteenth joint exhibition. Their contemporary works are displayed at the Contemporary Art Society at Alqadam roundabout at the start of the Budaiya highway. Some thirty acrylic paintings are displayed, some of which are painted on innovative columns which I believe adds another dimension to their art, as well the people’s enjoyment. Bahraini …

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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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