Syrian Television Series: Syrian Television Soap Operas, Bab Al-Hara, Seraa ALA El Remal, Ash-Shatat, Maraya

Syrian Television Series: Syrian Television Soap Operas, Bab Al-Hara, Seraa ALA El Remal, Ash-Shatat, Maraya  (English, Paperback, Llc Books)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Books Llc
  • ISBN: 9781158722358, 1158722354
  • Edition: 2010
  • Pages: 20
Chapters: Syrian Television Soap Operas, Bab Al-Hara, Seraa Ala El Remal, Ash-Shatat, Maraya. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 18. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher\'s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Bab al-Hara (Arabic: ; \"The Neighbourhood\'s Gate\") is one of the most popular television series in the Arab world, watched by tens of millions of people from \"poverty-stricken Gaza to the opulent cities of the Persian Gulf.\" The series chronicles the daily happenings and family dramas in a neighborhood in Damascus, Syria in the inter-war period under French rule when the local population yearned for independence. The appeal is cross-generational, and viewers include Muslims, Christians, Druze and Jews from Arab countries. Bab al-Hara airs during Ramadan and forms part of the emerging modern tradition of the Ramadan soap opera. The Arab satellite channels broadcast special programming every night during Ramadan to try and capture audiences from among the families who have gathered together to eat and break the fast. Directed by Bassam al-Mulla and broadcast on MBC, the first installment of the series, comprising 31 episodes, aired during Ramadan in 2006 and enjoyed broad viewership and a positive reception. The second installment, entitled Bab al-Hara 2, was highly anticipated, receiving even wider acclaim in Ramadan of 2007. A third installment to be aired in Ramadan of 2008 was officially announced on al-Arabiya channel in October 2007, and will focus on the post-marriage lives of the children of Abu Issam, the local doctor and barber. Like many of the most recent popular Arabic series, Bab al-Hara is a Syrian production, financed by the Gulf-state satellite channels. It reflects a new trend representing the shift of Arabic media dominance away from the Egyptians to the Syrians. It is speculated that although Syrian c...More:
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