On March 23rd 2021, Focus Features announced that it had picked up worldwide distribution rights to Timur Bekmambetov’s thriller Profile, a film which first premiered in 2018. It tells the following story: ‘An undercover British journalist infiltrates the online propaganda channels of the so-called Islamic State, only to be sucked in by her recruiter.’

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A new arts organisation for UK-based professionals who are connected to the MENA+ region (Middle East, North Africa and the surrounding area). 

  • we celebrate the talent of our membership.

  • strive to be at the heart of conversations around our identity.

  • be our own support network.

  • lobby for the appropriate representation.

  • advocate for change to increase access and opportunities for employment. 

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For too long people have said ‘If only we could find a (fill in the blank) from the MENA region. We are here and it’s time to be seen.


Our directory aims to list the MENA+ arts professionals currently working in the UK live and recorded Arts. This includes - but is not limited to - creatives, technicians and academics.

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