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A daughter’s tale
By now, there should be no debating that Angelina Jolie is a talented director, capable of handling the most challenging subject matter with assurance and sensitivity. Those who continue to denigrate her skills because she’s also a movie star and tabloid fixture are running out of ammunition. There also should be no debating the value of a major film being made about the Cambodian genocide under the “Khmer Rouge” — a film shot in Cambodia, and in the Khmer language, to boot. Or that without Jolie’s commitment and clout, “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of
 
Paris shares, Dubai cares
 
L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels (L’ÉCOLE), the Paris-based School of Jewelry Arts has announced the opening of registration for its Dubai campus classes and workshops. Following similar programmes in Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, the nomadic campus will be located at Hai d3
 
More to give
 
ormer Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has very little left to prove. Yet at 77, he’s about to release his 19th solo album, filled with nostalgia about a glorious past that he has often sought to distance himself from. Starr teams up with former bandmate Paul McCartney in the album
 
Arab cinema stamps
 
With a healthy bunch of Arab films making it to the program, cinema from and about the Middle East had a wonderful run at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. Several of these titles – notably Annemarie Jacir’s “Wajib,” Ziad Doueiri’s “The Insult,” Nabil Ayouch’s “Razzia,” 
 
National portrait
 
Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) on Sept. 13 welcomed over 500 guests to the VIP preview of ‘Portrait of a Nation’, a seminal exhibition of UAE contemporary art at me Collectors Room in the heart of Berlin’s art district, coinciding with Berlin Art Week. ADMAF’s landmark
 
 
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