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Butheina Kazim decodes the power and rise of indie cinema

Independent films in the Middle East are gaining acclaim on the global stage. At the heart of the scene, breathing life into indie movies, is Cinema Akil, an arthouse cinema in Dubai founded by Butheina Kazim. Championing independent films, Butheina has brought thought-provoking, diverse, and underrepresented movies to the forefront. In this interview, we delve into the growth of indie cinema in the region and explore its impact on the region's cultural landscape and audiences.