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Feras Fayyad, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘The Cave’
Feras Fayyad, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘The Cave’

Feras Fayyad, the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary, ‘The Cave’, speaks to zenith about seeing the future of Syria in his female protagonist, surviving torture in Assad’s cells, and facing discrimination in the USA and Denmark.

Four Arabic-language films have been nominated for one of this year’s Academy Awards
Four Films from The Arab World Nominated for an Oscar

No less than four Arabic-language films have been nominated for one of this year’s coveted Academy Awards. We showcase the contenders in 2020, plus a couple of movies that didn’t make the cut.

Slim Kim
Libyan DJ Slim Kim talks about rapping under Gaddafi

The Libyan DJ, and onetime host of Tripoli’s longest radio show, Slim Kim speaks to zenith about the perils of rapping under Gaddafi, the pioneering station Radio Zone, and the healing power of music.

Heba Y. Amin
Egyptian artist Heba Y. Amin discusses a toxic German legacy

Heba Y. Amin talks to Calum Humphreys about her recent exhibition “Fruit from Saturn”. They discuss Germany’s toxic legacy of land mines in North Africa, the modern autocrat’s fascination for megaprojects, and walking watermelons through Cairo.

Russia, Islam and History
Russia, Islam and History

Fearing supposed ethnic replacement and Islamisation, the German Right looks longingly towards Russia. What kind of ahistorical myopia is that?

Fifth round of the zenith Photo Award Libya Uncharted
Libyan photographers show all facets of sport in their country. With their lenses they followed young athletes during training and document the atmosphere at competitions.