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Oscar 2018: Lebanese Film Earns Nomination for Best Foreign Film

2018 Film Lebanon Oscars The Insult

Oscar 2018: Lebanese Film Earns Nomination for Best Foreign Film

It's official! The nominations for this year's Oscars have been announced. For Arabic cinema fans, it's extra special because the film "The Insult" from Lebanon has been selected as one of the best foreign films. Lebanon: L'insulte / The Insult  "The Insult" tells a story of an insult blown out of proportions that finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. The film is directed by French-Lebanese film director Ziad...

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Tayieb – Victoria’s Favourite Word

2017 Favourite Word

Tayieb – Victoria’s Favourite Word

My name is Victoria and I'm from Toronto. My favourite Arabic word is 'Tayieb'. It means delicious.

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Insha Allah - Karim's Favourite Word

2017 Favourite Word Ontario Toronto

Insha Allah - Karim's Favourite Word

Karim's favourite word is a beautiful way of framing time.

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Yaani - Mahmoud's Favourite Word

2017 Favourite Word

Yaani - Mahmoud's Favourite Word

My name is Mahmoud Allouch. I'm from Toronto but originally from Syria. My favourite Arabic word is 'Yaani'. The literal translation of it is: 'meaning' but Ilike the word because it is used in many contexts. It can be used for humour purposes. It can be used in speech, when you're not able to explain what you're looking for and are asking for help from the other end from the person you're speaking with to help you out of the meaning.

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Scientific American Magazine Launches a Free Arabic Online Edition

Scientific American Magazine Launches a Free Arabic Online Edition

The Scientific American magazine has launched For Science / Lel Elm, a new freely accessible online version of Scientific American for Arabic speakers, featuring the latest science news and features of both global and regional significance. The Editor in Chief of For Science / Lel Elm is Dalia Abdelsalam, an experienced science journalist who worked as the head of the environment section at Al-Ahram Hebdo, Egypt's French-language publication, for 17 years before joining Scientific American. For Science is the latest language-specific edition launched by Scientific American. The magazine is translated into 14 languages and reaches a global audience of more...

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