Monday, March 19th, 2018 11:05 am

A new Al-Arabiya documentary on the poetry of Hmedan al-Shwe’ir features LAL’s own Marcel Kurpershoek as presenter. Marcel Kurpershoek is the editor and translator of Arabian Satire, which is a collection of the poetry of Hmedan al-Shwe’ir, as well as the forthcoming Arabian Romantic (November 2018).

The documentary features lively recitations of Hmedan’s poems, as well as interviews with local experts and poetry enthusiasts. Filmed in Saudi Arabia, the 24-minute documentary is well worth watching: click here to view the program on YouTube.