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Iraqi Cinema finds New Direction

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Traveling in an old car, young Iraqi filmmakers had taken off at noon Feb. 18 from the headquarters of the Iraqi Independent Film Center on Al-Rasheed Street, heading toward the National Theater. […]

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US Embassy Recognized at International Film Festival

During opening remarks, organizers of the 5th Baghdad International Film Festival publicly praised the U.S. Embassy for its role in funding the opening and closing ceremonies, festival publications, a photography exhibit, and a two-day photography and cinematography workshop at a local orphanage. Although U.S. officials were unable to attend, the Deputy Minister of Culture joined […]

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Ministry of Culture Curtails Performing Arts

By Ali Abdulameer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The activities that have begun to move forward in the Iraqi cultural scene continue to be afflicted by the woes inherent in a complete reliance on the government, as was the case […]

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Kurdistan Seeks Cinema Revival

By Abdel Hamid Zebari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Over the past two decades, the citizens of the Iraqi Kurdistan region have refrained from going to movie theaters. Some of these theaters, which succumbed to neglect, have been demolished […]

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Iraq Invests $4m in Film Industry

As part of the celebrations for Baghdad being named as the capital of Arab culture for 2013, Iraq will invest 5 billion Iraqi dinars ($4.2 million) in its film industry, according to a report from Variety Arabia. Dr Shafiq Mahdi, the director general of the department of Cinema and Theatre, announced that the department has approved […]

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