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The Source =: La Source des Femmes

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"A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well."--IMDb.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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From My Syrian Room

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Artist and filmmaker Hazen Alhamwi recounts what life was like under successive Assad regimes in Syria from the end of the 20th century to the present day, both by his own testimony and by that of other Syrians, some of whom choose to keep their identities hidden.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Insult

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After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.
DVD
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Waves98

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Tells the story of Omar, a high-school kid living in the northern suburb of Beirut in the late 1990s. Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depths of the city. Immersed into a world that is so close yet so isolated from his reality that he eventually finds himself struggling to keep his attachments, his sense of home.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

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"In his epic and engaging documentary of life in Baghdad before and after the 2003 US invasion, Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel acquaints us with a moving portrait of his own family and friends as they struggle in the advent and the uncertain aftermath of war. Displaying courage, grace and even humor after decades of deprivation through conflict, international sanctions, and totalitarian oppression, their optimism and determination is both inspiring and heartbreaking. Ultimately, Homeland : Iraq year zero is the story of a lost civilization--one of the oldest on the planet--destroyed by the wanton and misguided actions of a more powerful nation"--Container.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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The War Show

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A Syrian radio DJ shares her experiences in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring. -- IMDb.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wilaya

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"Wilaya is a simple and beautiful story about two sisters who are reunited in the Saharawi camps. She tells us how life is there through Fatimetu, a Saharawi Spanish woman forced to return to the camps after the death of her Mother, and his relationship with Hayat, his sister, a strong example of improvement that shows us that if you want you can get ahead even in the most adverse circumstances. "- Container.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Scheherazade's Diary

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"This engaging tragicomic documentary follows women inmates through a 10-month drama therapy/theater project set up in 2012 by director Zeina Daccache at the Baabda Prison in Lebanon. Through their unprecedented theater initiative, entitled Scheherazade in Baabda, these "murderers of husbands, adulterers and drug felons" reveal their stories--tales of domestic violence, traumatic childhoods, failed marriages, forlorn romances, and deprivation of motherhood. The women of Baabda Prison share their personal stories, and in doing so, hold up a mirror to Lebanese society and all societies that repress women." --Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Collier Perdu de la Colombe

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The story revolves around Hassan, who is studying Arabic calligraphy from a grand master. Coming across a fragment of manuscript, Hassan goes in search of the missing pieces, believing that once he finds them, he will learn the secrets of love. With the help of Zin, a lovers' go-between, he meets the beautiful Aziz, Princess of Samarkand. After encountering wars, a battle between false prophets and an ancient curse, he learns that an entire lifetime would not suffice for him to learn the many dimensions of love.; A story set in the ancient deserts and settlements of Tunisia. While studying Arabic calligraphy from a grand master, Hassan comes across a fragment of rare manuscript. He sets off in search of the missing pieces, believing that once he finds them, they will reveal all the s [...]
DVD
2008; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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Coming Forth by Day

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"A spinster in her mid thirties lives with her mum, a nurse and her father who is mostly unaware of the world after a stroke. She doesn't work, she stays home to take care of her father. Through minute actions the family dynamic slowly unravels. Feeding and cleaning of the apathic father, frustrations between the daughter and mother, an awkward visit of a relative. A hesitant attempt of the daughter to engage with a life that might be more her own, seems to lead to a disastrous outcome." -- Press book.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bab el Shams =: La Porte du Soleil = Bab el Chams

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Khalil, a refugee in a Lebanese camp, tries to rouse Younès, a comatose Palestinian soldier, by telling him stories from his own life.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jenin -- Jenin =: Janīn -- Janīn

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Palestinian Arabs from the West Bank town of Jenin talk about their experiences during the Battle of Jenin in April of 2002 (which was part of the Israeli army's Operation Defensive Shield, in response to the ongoing Al-Aqsa Intifada). Censored in Israel.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Iskandarīyah-- Līh?: Alexandrie Pourquoi?

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Eighteen year-old Yehia retreats from the poverty, death and suffering all around him in World War II Egypt and dreams of one day becoming a Hollywood filmmaker. But after he falls in love and discovers the harsh truths behind the European occupation of his country, Yehia reassesses his identity and allegiances.
DVD
1978; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Art of Resilience: Syria Exhibit

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DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sharīṭ Jamāʻī Li-Mukhrijīn ʻArab: Ḥarb Al-Khalīj-- Wa-Baʻd-- = Five Short Films by Arab Directors : The Gulf War, What Next--

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It is Sherherazade they're killing: About an Arab family gathering in Tunis during Ramadan, torn apart over dissension about the heroes and victims of the war.; Black night eclipse: Follows a Lebanese filmmaker (living in Paris) as he grapples with what thematic approach to take in making a film about the war.; Research of Shaima: Follows the filmmaker as she travels to Baghdad in search of a girl whose face she has seen on television, only to find the inevitable personal tragedy caused by the destruction of war.; The silence: Follows a film and theater production group as they are increasingly distracted from their current project by the desire to revisit Iraq and film the changes wrought in the decade since their last trip.; Homage by assassination: We find a Palestinian screenwrit [...]
DVD
2008; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Satin Rouge

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A Tunisian widow embarks on a journey of self-discovery when she is drawn to the world of cabaret belly dancers.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Lammā Shuftak =: When I Saw You

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In Jordan, in 1967, tens of thousands of refugees pour across the border from Palestine. Separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek, eleven, and his mother Ghaydaa are placed in a temporary refugee camp, where they wait, like the generation before them in 1948. Seeking to escape the difficulties of camp life, Tarek's free spirit and curious nature lead him to a group of people on a journey that will change their lives.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sajjil Anā ʻArabī =: Write Down, I Am an Arab

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"Tells the story of Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinean national poet and one of the most influential writers of the Arab world"--Disc jacket.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Feminists, Insha'allah: The Story of Arab Feminism

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Filmmaker and author Feriel Ben Mahmoud tracks the progress of Arab women in their long march to assert their full rights and achieve empowerment.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Bed With the Arab Spring

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Documentary film examining the role of women and sexuality in the revolutions of the Arab Spring, and in the clash between secularism and traditionalism in Arab countries.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)