Total box office grosses from Middle East territories grew from $252 million in 2012 to $348 million in 2014, and most of the product were Hollywood films. Daily Variety takes a look at the cultural stumbling blocks in getting the Arab audience to go out and support films made in their own country. “When you talk about the Arab world, it’s, yes, one language, but each country has its dialect, its social fabric, its audience, its regulatory quirks,” says film analyst Alaa Karkouti.
A Look at Arab Cinema Today
Original article by Nick Vivarelli published in the Daily Variety on 05/18/2015