Mohammed Jassim: A Bahraini film director goes to Hollywood

Since his early childhood, Bahraini film director Mohammed Jassim has loved the arts and drawing. In 1998 he started his training in computer drawing and digital graphics and then moved into directing TV… Continue reading

Occupy Dame Street

I was in Dublin over New Year and I was very intrigued to see that they have their own Occupy movement which I had not already heard about. A few dedicated guys (perhaps… Continue reading

Two Meters of This Land: An interview with a Palestinian director

In Ramallah, Palestine producer and director Ahmad Natche has been making a film with a bunch of non-professional actors about life behind a music festival in Palestine. The film has been produced, shot… Continue reading

Revolutionary music from the Middle East and North Africa

Most of these songs were inspired by the Arab Spring or in some cases inspired the Arab Spring in ways. There are PLENTY more out there I haven’t heard but these are ones… Continue reading

A Sand Story by Kseniya Simonova

At this year’s Bahrain Boatshow International the organisers invited Ukrainian sand artist and winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent Kseniya Simonova to create a ‘sand story’ about Bahrain’s history.The results are truly stunning:

Nobel Peace Prize Winners from the Middle East

There have so far been 10 Middle Eastern Nobel Peace Prize winners from the Middle East. Here I’m going to give you a brief break down of who they were and why they… Continue reading

Bahrain: The Image of an Island

Check out my slideshow of Bahrain by clicking on the link below. Click on the ‘hot spots’ (plus signs) throughout the show for more information on Bahrain. Images are my own. Music… Continue reading

Mornings in Jenin: The Film Adaptation

One of my favourite books of all time, Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa, is to be made into a movie by Filmworks Dubai who picked up the rights just yesterday according to literary… Continue reading

The Bahraini Juxtaposition

Image by abcdz2000 on Flickr Driving down the straight highways that take you from one side of the island to the other, you will notice how Bahrain’s ‘landscape’ varies extremely. On the one… Continue reading

Bahrain vs England: 10 differences

Today I was in the ladies toilets at the university and a man was also in there cleaning.It got me thinking, as I often do, about the differences between living in Bahrain and… Continue reading