TIRED OF MUSLIM ‘TERRORISTS’, CHARITY TACKLES CINEMA STEREOTYPES

Thu 15 April 2021: UK Muslim Film aims to champion authentic representation, a move it hopes will help reduce Islamophobia. From Bodyguard, the British television thriller series, to the US CIA drama Homeland, the portrayal of Muslim characters on-screen has often been perceived as problematic at best. Men are cast as fringe, culturally backwards figures […]

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PALESTINIAN SHORT FILM ‘THE PRESENT’ WINS BAFTA AWARD

Sun 11 April 2021: Director Farah Nablusi dedicates the award to ‘the people of Palestine’ in virtual acceptance speech. British-Palestinian filmmaker Farah Nabulsi’s short film The Present has won the award for Best Short Film at the 2021 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. The two-day London-based event kicked off virtually on […]

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RUPERT MURDOCH’S NEWS CORP STRIKES DEAL WITH FACEBOOK IN AUSTRALIA

Tue 16 March 2021: Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp says a landmark three-year agreement with Facebook to pay for its Australian content will transform the terms of trade for journalism. The move follows Australia’s recent historic move to approve a law that would force social media and tech giants to pay publishers for news on independently set terms unless […]

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FILM BY PALESTINE DIRECTOR FARAH NABULSI NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR

Tue 16 March 2021: The Present, a film by Palestinian Director Farah Nabulsi, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Live Action Short Film category. Taking to Twitter after the announcement was made, Nabulsi wrote: “Literally standing on tables! Amazing news – The Present has been nominated for an Oscar! Thank you to […]

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