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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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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.

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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IRAQ: VOICES FROM THE STREETS

Sociology  Political Science  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Directed by Women 

Joins a U.S. congressional delegation, led by Congressman Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia) and former South Dakota Senator James Abourezk, that traveled to Iraq in September 2002 to meet with Sa'doun Hammadi, Speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly, and Tariq Aziz, former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss the re-admission of UN arms inspectors in the hope of averting war.

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PALESTINE

Middle Eastern Studies  Peace & Conflict 

Examines the intifada, the Palestinian uprising in the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, by investigating the historical background and by speaking to people on both sides of the conflict.

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CROSSROADS OF CIVILIZATION (Series)

World History  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Archeology 

Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of historians, archaeologists, art historians and political scientists, explores the history and cultural heritage of the Middle Eastern world.

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AQABAT JABER: PASSING THROUGH

Sociology  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies 

Portrays life in Aqabat Jaber in the West Bank, one of sixty Palestinian refugee camps built "temporarily" by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) in the early 1950s. The film portrays daily life in the camp, and includes interviews with representatives of three generations of Palestinians.

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DOES THE CACTUS HAVE A SOUL?

Sociology  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies 

Examines the controversial historical issues surrounding the Israeli destruction of Palestinian villages and the confiscation of Arab-owned land during and following the Arab-Israeli War.

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HOSTAGE OF TIME

Women's Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Health 

This documentary focuses on the experience of a young woman doctor who in August 1993 returns to her village in South Lebanon to find it badly damaged after a massive Israeli attack which destroyed fifty villages and displaced 450,000 people.

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JEDDAH: BRIDE OF THE SEA

Architecture  Cultural Studies  Economics  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies 

This video examines the ancient Red Sea port of Jeddah, one of the oldest commercial waterways in the world, and renowned in the Middle East as "the Bride of the Sea."

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HANAN ASHRAWI: A WOMAN OF HER TIME

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles Hanan Ashrawi, former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization during the Middle East peace talks with Israel, but who later turned down a position in the new government in favor of continuing her efforts on behalf of peace and human rights.

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WHO WILL CAST THE FIRST STONE?

Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Criminal & Law  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of Islamization on women in Pakistan, revealing the oppression and injustice which has led Pakistani women to the forefront of the political struggle for equal rights.

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