Seven Arab countries that developed their own movie industry:Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Algeria, morocco, TunisiaThese countries gave the directors more freedom than the ones that later developedAll remaining 15 Arab countries had no notable movie industry:Saudi Arabia, the gulf states, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Jordan, etc. Their production was confined to short films for television, TV series, and documentaries.
8.Cinema in Algeria – Morocco – Tunisia
a.Before 1945, French occupation of Algeria, Syria, and Lebanon hindered the production of movies and blocked locally made movies from being shown.b.This was part of France’s general framework of cultural, economic, and political domination.
9.Syrian and Lebanese Cinema
10. Palestinian cinema