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]

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

Bahrain[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Israel[edit]

Iran[edit]

Jordan[edit]

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]

Lebanon[edit]

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

Oman[edit]

Palestine[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Syria[edit]

Turkey[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Yemen[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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