Can Filmmakers Help The Arab World Evolve?

Two controversial new Arab films are stirring discussion in Egypt and Morocco about the values and policies of governments and religious leaders in the region. “With internal and external pressure on the Arab world to liberalize, movies are becoming a key outlet of free expression and a format for examining evolving mores. Like activists, journalists, and bloggers who have been testing the boundaries, movie directors are also pushing the limits of openness and influence.”