Middle Eastern Studies

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.

BET HERUT: The End of The Beginning
BET HERUT: The End of The Beginning

Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies 

On a Fulbright Fellowship, local filmmakers K.M. Winikur and Eran Preis traveled to Israel to shoot a one-hour documentary about a small socialist farming community, known as Moshav Bet Herut.

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THE LEGENDARY GIRL OF THE SKIES: SABIHA GOKCEN

Women's Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Sociology 

Sabiha Gokcen was the world's first female combat pilot, yet the story of this extraordinary Turkish woman is relatively unknown in the United States . The Legendary Girl of The Skies incorporates rare archival footage and interviews to recount her amazing life story and accomplishments in aviation history.

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.

PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

The film is designed to promote respectful dialogue on this divisive topic and raises questions such as: Do mainstream Jewish institutions foster dialogue, or silence dissent? Is there a room in this conversation for a range of ideas? If not, what is lost?

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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