Film & TV

CultureNovember 27, 2016

How Disney Projects Orientalism Through Their Movies

Mariam Khalifa (@thesleepwriter)

Mariam Khalifa is a senior student at Zayed Univeristy, majoring in International Studies, and specializing in Culture and Society. Her hobbies include writing short stories, poems, and photography. She is interested in all topics relating to culture, society, art, and lifestyle.

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What are the aspects of Orientalism that are found in Disney’s movies like Aladdin (1992) and Mulan (1998),

Film & TVJuly 28, 2016

A City in a Filmmaker’s Lens

Marwah Fuad (@marwah_f1)

Marwah Fuad is an Emirati portrait artist born and raised in Abu Dhabi. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Cultural Communications from Zayed University. She has contributions in both art and tourism fields.

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How has filmmaking influenced the tourism industry in the past two centuries, and how people perceive certain cities over the others. Throughout history, the film industry did not have great influence on the tourism industry. By the 20th century, which was the prosperous era for filmmaking; tourism marketers started to collaborate with filmmakers to utilize

Film & TVApril 24, 2016

Game of Tongues (#GameOfThrones)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

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The author sheds light on invented languages used in Film and TV. After watching the first few episodes of the popular HBO show Game of Thrones (GOT), I would sense how intricate the Dothraki language is, as several scenes are spoken entirely in Dothraki with English subtitles. From hearing the characters speaking it, you can tell

Film & TVApril 7, 2016

The Evolution of Movie Franchises

Jessica Foreman

Jessica Foreman

Jessica Foreman is a Durham University graduate specialising in business and lifestyle based writing. She has developed her skills on projects surrounding The British Broadcasting Company, and running a print and online based magazine whilst at university. She is currently looking towards starting her Masters in Mobile and Personal Communications as well as broadening her horizons through travelling.
Jessica Foreman

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It’s tempting to think of movie franchises as relatively new, but in one form or another they’ve been

Film & TVJanuary 15, 2016

A Tribute to Alan Rickman

Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Column: Hidden Promises
Alia is an AUS student double majoring in International Studies and English literature. She is also the author of Alatash fictional novel. Her main goal is to make a change and empower the youth. Her column is meant to help the younger generations deal with tough situations. It was given that title as hidden promises is what us teenagers often believe; false promises.
Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

The author pays a tribute to legendary British actor Alan Rickman who passed away due to cancer. Embed

Film & TVNovember 9, 2015

Breaking the 4th Wall On Screen & Theatre

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

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An exploration of a unique meta-technique used in theatres, movies and even books. A heated argument between a

Film & TVOctober 11, 2015

You Are The Butterfly Effect

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

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Article in brief: one small act could have a greater impact than you might expect. I once had

Film & TVSeptember 2, 2015

The Comeback of Iftah Ya Simsim, The Arabic Production of Sesame Street (@iftahshow)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah, founder of Sail Publishing, a digital publishing house for online magazines and ebooks, and editor in chief of the Emirati Sail Magazine, an online magazine about community and culture written in English by Emirati columnists. Iman is a multi award winner in digital publishing, entrepreneurship, and literature. Iman has also completed the Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media Course in Yale University. Besides her work in publishing, she also lectures in Canadian University in Dubai.
Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Article in brief: As the Arabic production of Sesame Street is returning after more than 2 decades of hiatus, the author explores the background of the show in it’s original and Arabic production forms. The question isn’t whether you know it’s back or not, the question is: will it have the same impact now as

Film & TVJuly 28, 2015

Frozen’s Motto: Let it Go

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Column: A Moment of Contemplation
Shurooq, an Emarati from Dubai, has been on a journey of self-discovery ever since she shifted career from Science to humanitarian where she found joy. Her interests include traveling and foreign films. Shurooq’s column is influenced by those distinctive moments that give a deeper perspective on life.
Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

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Article in brief: Disney films offer some wise life advice worth considering by adults. Nowadays, many of us refrain

Film & TVApril 1, 2015

The Smurfette Principle – Debunking Male Specific Cartoons

Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Column: Hidden Promises
Alia is an AUS student double majoring in International Studies and English literature. She is also the author of Alatash fictional novel. Her main goal is to make a change and empower the youth. Her column is meant to help the younger generations deal with tough situations. It was given that title as hidden promises is what us teenagers often believe; false promises.
Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Article in brief: The author discusses the importance of acknowledging the power of television on the minds of children. People often underestimate the power television has over children. The things we grow up watching and learning are the things that often shape us as we grow older. Like every child out there, I had my