Middle Eastern Studies

Ajami

Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Ajami is a bold crime drama set on the margins of ...

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Alila

Amos Gitai's ALILA tells the story of over a dozen distinct characters who inhabit an apartment comp...

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Armadillo

Janus Metz's Armadillo follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 20...

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Beaufort

Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, BEAUFORT chronicles the final days of an Israeli army ...

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5 Broken Cameras

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - An extraordinary work of both cinematic and polit...

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Colliding Dreams

COLLIDING DREAMS recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently releva...

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Eldorado

Academy Award® nominee Markus Imhoof (The Boat Is Full, also available) weaves together childhoo...

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3 Faces

Filmmaker Jafar Panahi and actress Behnaz Jafari travel to the rural northwest of Iran after receivi...

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Fatima

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors ...

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Halfaouine

A charming tale of a young boy's sexual awakening in Muslim Tunisia. Boughedir's style is sensual an...

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Kippur

Acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai's semi-autobiographical account of the 1973 Yom Kippur war from the p...

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Manuscripts Don't Burn

Drawing from the true story of the government's attempted 1995 murder of several prominent writers a...

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Arabian Nights (2015)

Arabian Nights is a monumental and dazzlingly original three-part film by Miguel Gomes (Tabu) that u...

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Circle of Deceit

Set in Beirut during the 1970s Civil War, Bruno Ganz and Hanna Schygulla star in this extraordinary ...

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A History of Israeli Cinema

Raphaël Nadjari’s extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than...

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Horses of God

Ten year-old Yachine and his 13-year-old brother Hamid live in Sidi Moumen, an impoverished slum on ...

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Omar

Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret ...

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As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are...

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La Petite Jerusalem

Winner of the script prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, Karin Albou's La Petite Jerusalem pits ...

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Red Lines

The news from the Middle East worsens daily into a nightmare scenario - one eerily foretold in 2012 ...

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A Sinner in Mecca

Parvez Sharma risks death to illegally film his Hajj pilgrimage - an act made more daring by the fac...

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Of Fathers and Sons

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Of Fathers and S...

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A Strange Course of Events

Shaul is a melancholic dreamer, with a tendency to run whenever things go wrong. He returns to Haifa...

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Jafar Panahi's Taxi

Internationally acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) drives a yellow cab through the...

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Tehran Taboo

In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician int...

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The Challenge (2017 documentary)

Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s exquisite documentary, winner of the Filmmaker of the Pr...

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Hit the Road

Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian master Jafar Panahi, makes a striking featur...

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Arab Labor: The Complete First Season

This critically-acclaimed comedy series from Israel is about Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Isr...

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Rabin, The Last Day

Lauded director Amos Gitai (Kippur) delves into the prelude and aftermath of the 1995 assassination ...

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Salt of This Sea

Annemarie Jacir's politically charged feature debut is the story of Soraya, a Brooklyn-born woman wh...

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Time of Favor

Winner of six Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture, TIME OF FAVOR is a taut thriller about ...

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Tough Being Loved by Jerks

Because he had published the twelve Danish cartoons that had triggered the wrath of Muslims worldwid...

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Iranian Cinema Before and After the Revolution

Dr. Jamsheed Akrami is a scholar of Iranian cinema. A former editor of Iranian film magazines, he ha...

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Uprising

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories fro...

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Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories fro...

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Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories fro...

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The Wanted 18

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing...

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The War Tapes

Immediate, raw, and direct, THE WAR TAPES is the first film shot by the soldiers themselves; by...

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West of the Jordan River

Amos Gitai returns to the occupied territories for the first time since his 1982 documentary Field D...

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Whose Country?

A young filmmaker in post-revolution Egypt enters the previously forbidden underworld of t...

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What Will People Say

Nisha is a normal Norwegian teenager by day and a perfect Pakistani daughter by night. But when her ...

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Times and Winds

Winner of the Best Film and FIPRESCI prizes at the Istanbul International Film Festival, Reha Erdem'...

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Yom Yom

In YOM YOM, the second film in Amos Gitai's (DEVARIM, KADOSH) celebrated "City Trilogy," Israel's pr...

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When I Saw You

Jordan, 1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and...

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Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

An extraordinary personal look at the people of Iraq prior to and immediately after the US invasion ...

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