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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!

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:41:00 +0000

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.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:24:51 +0000

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

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:28:02 +0000

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.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:07:06 +0000

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

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:14:37 +0000

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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