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Egyptian-American musician, teacher and composer, Halim El-Dabh passed away on September 2, 2017 at the age of 96. His many ballet scores and inventive sounds, which led a 1975 Washington Post article, as cited by the New York Times, to describe him as “a modern composer of stature and accomplishment,” made El Dabh one of Egypt’s most famous diasporic composers, renowned as “a pioneer in modern music,” according to Jeff St. Clair of the radio station WKSU.
Director Manon Loizeau’s recent documentary, “The Stifled Cry,” does not reveal something unknown about the crimes of the Syrian regime. However, it has shocked Arab audiences to watch and listen to Arab women speaking out about their experiences, whether openly, with their faces exposed, or under the cover of darkness, with backs turned away from the camera. Perhaps, one of the most important contributions of this film, this makes it impossible for those who, for whatever reason, denied the occurrences of sexual assaults inside the regime’s prisons, to continue their denials.
The crimes committed in Syria have surpassed what the human mind can imagine in terms of horrors and atrocities. Undoubtedly, in our cruel East, we have become accustomed to living with this reality, which plunges us down to the depths of hell. This horror lies in our acceptance of what occurs in our countries while we continue our daily lives as if nothing is happening, and justify the violence as a defense of central causes or as wars against terrorism. As if some want to convince us that terrorism can be defeated by “counter” terrorism.
A Maid for Each
Directed by Maher Abi Samra
Icarus Films, 2016