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West Asian cinema

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West Asian cinema

West Asian cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of West Asia.

This particular refers to the sizeable industries of Iran, and Turkey. By definition, it also covers the film industries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

By country


Main article: Cinema of Armenia

The cinema of Armenia is more substantial then the cinema of the Persian Gulf nations

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Main article: Cinema of Bahrain


Main article: Cinema of Cyprus


Main article: Cinema of Iraq


Main article: Cinema of Israel


Main article: Cinema of Iran


Main article: Cinema of Jordan

Jordan's film industry is small but it is growing at a rapid pace. The SAE Institute Amman and the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts are two media schools that are training a new generation of Jordanian filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses. Several films and film series have been produced over the past few years. Jordan is also becoming an important filming location with several international movies being shot in Jordan like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.


Main article: Cinema of Kuwait


Main article: Cinema of Lebanon

Cinema in Lebanon has been in existence since the 1920s, and the country has produced over 180 films.[1]


Main article: Cinema of Oman


Main article: Cinema of Palestine

Saudi Arabia


Main article: Cinema of Syria


Main article: Cinema of Turkey

United Arab Emirates


Main article: Cinema of Yemen

See also


External links

  • The Hindu newspaper article covering the filming of 'A Bahraini Tale'
  • IMDB entry for Oman
  • IMDB entry for Yemen

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