Cinema of West Asia

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West Asian cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of West Asia.

This particular refers to the sizeable industries of Iran, and Turkey. By definition, it also covers the film industries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

By country[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Armenia

The cinema of Armenia is more substantial then the cinema of the Persian Gulf nations

Bahrain[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Bahrain

Cyprus[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Cyprus

Iraq[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Iraq

Israel[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Israel

Iran[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Iran

Jordan[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Jordan

Jordan's film industry is small but it is growing at a rapid pace. The SAE Institute Amman and the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts are two media schools that are training a new generation of Jordanian filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses. Several films and film series have been produced over the past few years. Jordan is also becoming an important filming location with several international movies being shot in Jordan like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Kuwait

Lebanon[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Lebanon

Cinema in Lebanon has been in existence since the 1920s, and the country has produced over 180 films.[1]

Oman[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Oman

Palestine[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Palestine

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Syria[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Syria

Turkey[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Turkey

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Yemen[edit]

Main article: Cinema of Yemen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shafik, Viola. Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity, page 9

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