When demolition began on the Plaza Cinema in 2015, something unusual happened; Dubai residents began visiting the site to collect mementos from the building’s rubble. The cinema was almost as old as the UAE itself – a place which many people held an emotional connection to. In this episode, a story about a cinema that was much more than just a cinema.
Find out more about the Plaza Cinema here: https://kerningcultures.com/a-cinema-demolished
Featuring Eib: إعتناق ديانة أخرى من أجل الحب
From Arabic podcast podcast network.
Original episode description:
القانون في الاردن يحرم زواج المرأة المسلمة من الرجل غير المسلم كما انه يعتبر غير مقبول إجتماعياً. ضيف هذه الحلقة شاب مسيحي أراد أن يتزوج مسلمة أحبها وكان خياره الوحيد أن يعتنق الاسلام وهو قرار دفع ثمنه غاليا
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In 1979, Iftah Ya Simsim - the Arabic version of Sesame Street - aired for the first time. Over the next ten years, the show was loved by children across the Arab world, until 1990, when the show was pulled off the air as a result of the Gulf War.
But Ammar Al Sabban, a young boy growing up watching the show in Jeddah, never forgot the impact his favourite characters had on him.
In this episode, a little boy’s dream to become his favourite Muppet, and the making of a show that revolutionised children’s television.
“I still believe this is the scariest moment of my entire life. My face is white, I’m shaking and I'm terrified. I'm frozen––I can't do anything.”
In July 2016, Toufic Abou Nader set off on a journey to the bottom of the Krubera cave––the deepest cave in the world.
To see photos of his adventure, visit our website at kerningcultures.com/the-descent.
The Things That Can't Speak
Ronnie Chatah started giving his walking tours of Beirut in 2008, during a period of stability for the city. He would guide tourists through the city, telling stories of Phoenician ruins, French architecture and Ottoman houses. He’d also talk about Lebanon’s civil war, and the political unrest that came to follow it. But these were stories about other people, other eras and other lives. Until December of 2013, when Ronnie’s personal life was sucked into the tapestry of Beirut’s history.