1 April 2013

SPECIAL GUEST 2013: Hollywood star Stephen Dorff at the festival with “Zaytoun”

The Hollywood star Stephen Dorff was in Florence for the opening of “Middle East Now” festival with the Italian premiere of Zaytoun, the latest film by the […]
20 October 2014


Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, the acclaimed author of “Paradise Now” and nominated at the Academy Awards 2014 with his latest film “Omar”, will be the special […]
14 January 2015

NEWS: MIDDLE EAST NOW SUMMER NIGHTS, cinema under the stars on the occasion of Estate Fiorentina 2015

Three special screenings in Piazza SS. Annunziata: six titles, among premières and awarded films, to present the contemporary Middle East within the calendar of ESTATE FIORENTINA 2015 […]
22 March 2017

The photo exhibition “Saudi Tales of Love” by Tasneem Alsultan

Saudi Tales of Love is a photographic journey through hidden dreams and stories of women who live in Saudi Arabia, one of the most closed societies […]
28 March 2018

The exhibitions THE PEOPLE’S SALON and FLYING BOYS by Tamara Abdul Hadi

Tamara Abdul Hadi is one of the most established Middle Eastern photographers, co-founder of Rawiya, the first group of women photographers in the Middle East. With […]
22 February 2019

FLAVOURS OF IRAQ by Feurat Alani and Leonard Cohen

The exhibition-installation at Cinema La Compagnia inspired by the animation film that tells the personal story of the Iraqi-French reporter Feurat Alani in the visual storytelling […]
19 March 2019

LOVE AND REVENGE by Rayess Bek and Randa Mirza

For the first time in Italy LOVE AND REVENGE the live music and video show by hip hop singer and producer Rayess Bek and by the […]
23 February 2020

Il Medio Oriente a fumetti: progetto speciale al festival 2020

Il Medio Oriente a fumetti: progetto speciale al festival 2020 Un nuovo progetto dedicato al fumetto e alla graphic novel, che si propone di osservare il […]
26 September 2020

“SEVEN BY SEVEN”: photographic project and exhibition at MAD curated by Roï Saade

7 talented young Middle Eastern photographers gathered to provide a personal visual perspective of their city – Baghdad, Beirut, Marrakesh, Tehran, Dubai, Istanbul and Algieri – […]