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Vertical Cinema – via Apple

For some time I maintained that it doesn’t matter whether your video’s orientation is horizontal or vertical and I’ve had some heated discussions with some of my filmmaking friends that vertical films are sacrilegious. Films, in their book must be maintained at the horizontal aspect as that’s how we humans tend to view things with the orientation of our two eyes.That’s not completely true of course as our field of vision is almost a complete …

Memoirs of a Geisha

It’s been quite a while since I actually sat down and enjoyed a movie. It seems to me that 2006 was utterly bereft of good and enjoyable films and even less so for the amount there are that one would consider watching multiple times. Fortunately however, a movie produced in 2005 came to the rescue a couple of days ago, unearthed from the depths of our DVD library collection by my daughter Hanan who invited us …

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‘A Bahraini Tale’

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I’ve attended the premier of ‘A Bahraini Tale‘ last night at the Seef Mall cinema complex. It is the 3rd film by my friend Bassam Al-Thawadi whose film credits also include the first ever Bahraini film Al-Hajiz (the Barrier) and after a very long hiatus, Al-Za’er (the Visitor). This event signifies the first production by the newly established Bahrain Film Production Company headed by two of the Bahraini advertising world’s leaders: Akram Miknas (of Promoseven) and …

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Movie time!

Get your popcorn, sit in your favourite chair or sofa, and turn up the volume on these two beauties and enjoy!Poverty in Bahrain Political Naturalization in Bahrainand then make up your own mind… …

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Filmmaking Rebels

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Ok, I got fed up waiting for the board of the Bahrain Cinema Club to respond to my proposal to start a videography/filmmakers group under their auspices, so I’m going it alone, starting immediately. If you would like to join, register at the Rebels site.Is your video camera ready? There are so many devices available today that a person can use to shoot video and make a movie: mobile telephone, still cameras (oxymoron?) and of …

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