Rawi Hage is a writer. His most recent book is Beirut Hellfire Society. He lives in Montreal.
On Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) and My Name is Not Ali (Viola Shafik, 2011)
I consider Ali: Fear Eats the Soul to be the masterpiece of the iconic German filmmaker, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. In the movie, Fassbinder confronts the taboos of a conservative German society with a story of race, migration, class, and intergenerational . . .