Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cinematic Armament Is the Arabs’ Last Chance

By Maged Hebtah
Translated by Abdelazim R. Abdelazim

Mustapha Al-Akkad has many important projects lined up for the future but faces lack of finances. According to him the modern Arab world is in great need of the seventh art.

Most importantly, such movies would correct the twisted image of the Arab Muslim held in the Western world. These projects are ready for production, but financers are not in the same state of readiness. Mustapha Al-Akkad simply waits for funding to be more forthcoming while continuing to produce his suspense and horror movies. I ask him why he chooses to take this passive stance.Islam Online