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JERUSALEM CUTS
JERUSALEM CUTS

Cinema Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Political Science  2008 

The founding of Israel – specifically the 1948 war for Jerusalem - is seen through the work of two photographers, British and Palestinian, in this compelling documentary that examines how pictures shape the way history is remembered and taught. Includes remarkable photographs that have never been seen before.

AFGHAN WOMEN: a history of struggle
AFGHAN WOMEN: a history of struggle

Women's Studies  Islamic Studies  Russia  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  World History  2008  Directed by Women 

The tumultuous history of Afghanistan from the perspective of the country's female population, Afghan Women: A History of Struggle chronicles the stories of women who have risked their lives to achieve political, economic, and social equality.

TANGIER TREEHOUSE
TANGIER TREEHOUSE

Children & Young Adult  Architecture  African Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Environmental Studies  2008  Directed by Women 

When a group of Moroccan street children faced with the choice of emigrating illegally to Europe take part in a treehouse building workshop, they find themselves unexpectedly transformed. This wonderful documentary offers a timely and intimate window into the world of Arab youth.

FRONTRUNNER: the afghan woman who surprised the world
FRONTRUNNER: the afghan woman who surprised the world

Women's Studies  Media Studies  Islamic Studies  Political Science  Cultural Studies  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  2008  Directed by Women 

The heroic story of the first woman to run for President of Afghanistan. Frontrunner introduces us to Dr. Massouda Jalal, a mother of three children, whose campaign inspired thousands of women across the country to participate in the democratic process.

PROMISED PARADISE
PROMISED PARADISE

Cultural Studies  2007  Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Performing Arts  Media Studies  Islamic Studies  Asian Studies  Southeast Asian Studies 

How can one believe that terrorism leads to heaven? Banned by the Indonesian government, this provocative documentary examines the psychology of extremism in a country with the largest Muslim population in the world.

IN MEMORIAM: ALEXANDER LITVINENKO
IN MEMORIAM: ALEXANDER LITVINENKO

Russia  Political Science  Eastern Europe  Criminal & Law  Media Studies  Islamic Studies  Terrorism Studies  2007  Directed by Women 

Begun nearly two years before his death, this fascinating documentary offers a meticulous account of the life and final days of ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died of radiation poisoning in November 2006. In the process, it provides extraordinary insight into the current political climate in Russia.

LESSONS IN FEAR
LESSONS IN FEAR

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Lessons in Fear compares the Israeli and Palestinian educational systems and looks at what young kids on both side are being taught.

A BRIEF PEACE
A BRIEF PEACE

Death & Dying  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Cultural Studies  Sociology 

Revealing an aspect of Iranian society rarely exposed to the West, filmmaker Ata Hayati brings his cameras to Behesht Zahra, Tehran's biggest cemetery, to witness Iran's distinctive culture of death.

THE OTHER SIDE OF BURKA
THE OTHER SIDE OF BURKA

Women's Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Short Films 

An award-winning documentary about one of the most extreme examples of face-veiling in the Middle East.

COMEDY MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE
COMEDY MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE

Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Performing Arts  Directed by Women 

Middle Eastern standup comics living in New York share their views on political issues and the prejudice they’ve had to endure since 9/11.

TALKING PEACE
TALKING PEACE

Sociology  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Education  American Studies 

Talking Peace takes viewers inside the Jewish Palestinian Living Room Dialogue and tells a compelling story of two sides coming together through the simple act of listening.

PALESTINE POST 9/11
PALESTINE POST 9/11

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies 

Palestine Post 911 is an examination of the tragic events of 911 from a Palestinian perspective. The film examines the setback the Palestinian cause has suffered as a result of Al Qaeda’s actions.

FIRE WITHIN
FIRE WITHIN

Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Peace & Conflict  Sociology 

30 Teenagers (10 Israeli Arabs, 10 Israeli Jews, and 10 American Jews) explore the differences and similarities between them while traveling through Spain and Israel under a special youth program.

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM
BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM

African-American Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf caused a national stir when the NBA suspended him for refusing to stand during the national anthem because of his "Muslim conscience."

POINT OF ATTACK
POINT OF ATTACK

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Point of Attack is a critically acclaimed, timely documentary that chronicles the post-9/11 racial profiling, large scale round-ups, detentions and mass deportations of Arab, Muslim and South Asian men as part of the government’s “War on Terrorism.”

DIFFERENT DRUMMERS: DARING TO MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDEAST
DIFFERENT DRUMMERS: DARING TO MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDEAST

Islamic Studies  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Peace & Conflict  Sociology 

This video examines the efforts of Israeli and Palestinian organizations and individuals to overcome the legacy of bitterness between them and to find ways to end the ongoing conflict.

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WAR GENERATION: BEIRUT

Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This insightful documentary examines the atmosphere of violence in war torn Beirut as seen through the lives of its children and young people.

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SECRET HEBRON: THE SCHOOL RUN

Education  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video reveals the plight of young Palestinian children in the West Bank city of Hebron who regularly risk being attacked by Israeli soldiers as they try to go to school each morning.

WOMEN IN BLACK (by Donna Baillie)
WOMEN IN BLACK (by Donna Baillie)

Women's Studies  Islamic Studies  Jewish Studies  Directed by Women 

This video documents the activities of Women in Black, a multinational organization that holds vigils for peace around the world, focusing on their efforts to promote a peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

JUDGEMENT DAY
JUDGEMENT DAY

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  African Studies 

This video, by comparing the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict with the previous struggle for liberation and democracy in South Africa, makes a universal statement about war and the effects of war on young people on both sides of the conflicts.

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