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Shāhid ʻalá Al-ʻaṣr: Aḥmad Bin Bīllā

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This program hosts a different personality who played a significant role in Arab politics during the past decades. they bear witness to the most important events during their time in leading positions, exposing facts that were shrouded in secrecy for years. In those episodes the witness was the Algerian ex-president Aḥmad bin Bīllā who talked about his ubbringing and youth. Also he talked about his military and political history and the political conditions and secret movements in Algeria which resisted the French occupation. He also talked about period of the revolution and his presidential time.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
2.

Forces of Change

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Views artwork included in the traveling exhibition as presented at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Feb. 1994. Interviews women Arab artists that reflect the changes and concerns of our world.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Manufacturing the Enemy

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Shows how the news media preents issues of the Arab World and Gulf War and the way they portray/stereotype the Arab people.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Arab Diaries

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Five-part documentary series about contemporary life across the Arab world, with a focus on women's stories. "[Pt. 1] Birth: the story of a Palestinian woman caught up in a cycle of pregnancies because of social pressure to produce a male child, and two other stories of babies, one in need, the other absent, in Syria and Iraq. [Pt. 2] Youth: four young women striving for independence and empowerment in Algeria, Egypt, and Lebanon. [Pt. 3] Love and marriage: the stories of people confronting obstacles to their personal relationships and happiness in Algeria and Lebanon. [Pt. 4] Work: explores the hopes and aspirations of Arab men and women as embodied in the dreams and realities of flying. [Pt. 5] Home, or Maids in my family: a Moroccan woman confronts her liberal bourgeois family [...]
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Search for Destiny: The Middle East

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"This comprehensive 5 part series offers an in-depth view of the Middle East in the past century, with a judiciously balanced perspective on its endless conflicts and turmoil. Commencing with the end of Ottoman rule... up to present times"-- Landmark Media, Inc. Web site.; Presents the history of the Middle East region in the twentieth century. The fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French and British domination, the two world wars, the birth of Israel, the Suez Crisis, the years of American and Russian imperialism, and the Arab-Israeli conflicts with reference to the involvement of foreign powers in the area. Outlines the basic issues that still divide the Middle East countries including the Palestine issue, the Gulf War, and the developments in oil production and the mayor role it pla [...]
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Women in the Arab World: 1 Egypt: To Live With the Differences

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An interview with Soraya Altorki, originally from Saudi Arabia, who is now a professor of anthropology at the American University in Cairo. In this candid portrait, she and her educated women colleagues express their fears that the fundamentalist movement will take away their hard-won achievements. Yet, they also resent the lack of understanding of their culture among Westerners and the tendency to regard Muslim women as all the same, without regard to class or education.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Maʻhad Al-ʻĀlam Al-ʻArabī Fī Bārīs

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A panel of two academics and a journalist discuss Institut du monde arabe (France), particularly as it relates to the study of Islamic and Arab civilization and culture in France and its role in international relations between France and the Arab countries.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Introduction to the Arab World

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Video's divided into three parts: Overview; Islam; and Arab society today.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Shāhid ʻalá Al-ʻaṣr: Aḥmad Bin Bīllā

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This program hosts a different personality who played a significant role in Arab politics during the past decades. they bear witness to the most important events during their time in leading positions, exposing facts that were shrouded in secrecy for years. In those episodes the witness was the Algerian ex-president Aḥmad bin Bīllā who talked about his ubbringing and youth. Also he talked about his military and political history and the political conditions and secret movements in Algeria which resisted the French occupation. He also talked about period of the revolution and his presidential time.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
11.

The Making of the Arabs

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The first film of a series introduces the viewer to the rich variety of life, opinion and history that exists in the region known as the Arabic World. B. Musallam searches for the source of Arabic identity, which crystallized early in the 20th century, that he and they share.
VHS
1983
Ivy (By Request)
12.

The Arabs Now

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The Arabs take stock of their situation today and access the role they must play in modern world society.
VHS
1983
Ivy (By Request)
13.

The Arabs & Israel Since 1947

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A critical look at the evolution of the political, religious and economic relationship between the Arab states and Israel.
VHS
1989; 1986
Ivy (By Request)
14.

The Arab World

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Bill Moyers discusses the Arab world with leading writers and thinkers on Arab culture and history. The particpants discuss the stereotypes which distort our view of the Arab world and its peoples, examine the role of religions in Arab society, survey Arab artistic and literary achievments, look at the historical forces that have shaped the modern Arab world, and examine the long history of Western involvement in the region.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
15.

New Knowledge for Old

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History and present day achievements of Arabs in the sciences. Interviews with scientists at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.
VHS
1983
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Building a Nation

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Mahfoud Bennoune analyses the problems faced by Arabs as they constructed new solutions open to them. Film traces the history of Algeria since it gained its independence in 1962.
VHS
1985
Ivy (By Request)
17.

The Shadow of the West

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Assesses the changes which came about as the Arab countries were drawn into the new political and economic order of modern times. Changes that not only affected the Arab countries, but changes which also affected the way they came to be viewed by the West.
VHS
1985
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Family Ties

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Interviews with Moslem women who are leading traditional lives and with those who are not.
VHS
1985
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Women in the Arab World: 2 Jordan: Democracy for Our Children

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Toucan Faisal of Jordan is the first and only woman in the Jordanian parliament. A former television personality, she decided to go into government to rectify the abuses her investigative reports uncovered. Though publicly decried by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, despite repeated death threats, she refuses to be intimidated as she speaks out for human rights and democracy.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Women in the Arab World: 3 Morocco: The Rights of Women

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Aicha Belarbi is professor of sociology at the University of Rabat. When Morocco won its independence from France in the 1960's the new constitution granted women equality, but in reality "family law" based on the Islamic code prevails to this day. Professor Belarbi teaches in the area of gender roles, child welfare, women and power and the modern Muslim woman but along with her progressive outlook, she believes strongly in the importance of traditional family ties of which her own close-knit family is an example.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)