THE NEW ARAB STAR

By Hind MEDDEB

BOA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Pre-Production 2010


    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hind MEDDEB
    • Writer(s)
    • Hind MEDDEB
    • Producer(s)
    • Boris BRICHE (Boa FILMS), Jennifer SABBAH (BOA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • « THE NEW ARAB STAR » is a voyage to the heart of reality television transplanted to the lands of Islam: from North Africa to the Middle East, passing through Morocco, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, the young people who participate in these televised shows are experiencing a never-before seen syncretism between Eastern morals and Western norms.
      In the West, reality television is a form of entertainment that has been generally well accepted. Transpose it to the Arab world, and it changes nature and brings out reactions that are usually censured. It shakes up the way an entire society functions, and draws violent condemnation every day from religious and conservative bodies. A simple game destabilizes a frozen society, drawing to light the transformations beneath the surface.
      What is the “collateral damage” produced by reality television in the Arab world: the emancipation of women, increased interaction between the sexes, the birth of new political symbols?
    • Partners & financing
    • MEDIA Program Development
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