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Mahdi Abbas | Iraq
An Iraqi film critic and historian who has been managing the cinema section at many Iraqi magazines: Al Gomhoria, Al Youm, Al Moa’ed, Al Dostor, Madarat, to name a few. In 2010, he funded and issued The World Of Cinema, Iraq’s first cinema magazine, which has released 14 issues so far. Throughout his career, Mahdi wrote 20 books, the first of which is the 1997’s Guide to Feature Films, and the latest is The Iraqi Cinema, which was published earlier this year.