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Thursday, November 23, 2006

George Bush Sr. Slammed by Student

Nevine Al Rumeisi, a student from the Higher Colleges of Technology, addressed George Bush Sr. at the World Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi. He told Bush that there is no respect for his son. He added there is no respect for the policies Bush Jr. is creating around the world. Navine's affirmations created strong applause and further criticism for US policies in the region.
George Bush Sr. replied that his son is a "good man" and he is fighting for freedom and peace. Full Story.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

VIDEO: Student Film Festival at AUS

A short clip about the Pause and Play International Film Festival!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

VIDEO: Abu Dhabi Implosion

We were on the scene for the demolition of an old building in khalidiya, Abu Dhabi. Hundreds watched, now you can too!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Saudi Bloggers Push Cultural Boundaries

The Saudi Bureau of the Washington Post reports that bloggers are challenging political and cultural restrictions. Bloggers are managing to publish despite attempts to be shut down. Sexual boundaries are being challenged too. A woman blogging as "Mystique" writes about life in Saudi from a women's point of view. One post recounts her real-life experience at a local store that sells sex paraphernalia.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New Film Festival

The American University of Sharjah's Pause and Play International Film Festival just launched. It has a wide range of categories including one for "student" films. Submission deadline is January 26, 2007. Submit your work and anything could happen....you might be adding "Award Winning" to your resume!

Al Jazeera and Israeli TV Buy Same Film

51 Birch Street a Documentary about a Jewish Couple, from Long Island, New York, has been bought by both Al Jazeera and Israeli television. The film isn't about religion or race, it's about family, something we all share. Here's a synopsis: Documentary filmmaker Doug Block had every reason to believe his parent’s 54-year marriage was a good one. So he isn’t prepared when, just a few months after his mother’s unexpected death, his 83-year old father phones to announce that he’s moving to Florida to live with “Kitty”, his secretary from 40 years before.