by Grahame Weinbren and Laura U. Marks, 2016 Grahame Weinbren, eminent experimental filmmaker and my dear friend, made this movie with me about Hanan al-Cinema. An aggressive Laura poses the cheeky questions that everyone is thinking but nobody asks--“This topic is so obscure. Why do you care? Are you an Orientalist? Are you anti-Semitic?”--and a friendly Laura responds. Extracts from rare Lebanese, Egyptian, Moroccan, and Algerian works demonstrate the region’s creativity in tumultuous times. Please contact me if you would like to screen the video in public