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1.

Dalya's Other Country

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"Dayla, a 12-year-old girl, and her mother leave war-torn Aleppo to make a new life in Los Angeles, where Dayla creates a new identity for herself as an American."--Wikipedia.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Salam Neighbor

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Seven miles from war, 85,000 Syrians struggle to restart their lives inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. For the first time in history, two filmmakers fully embed themselves in the camp, providing an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis. From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Light in Her Eyes

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"Shot on the eve of the Syrian uprising, profiles Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher who 30 years ago founded one of the first religious schools for girls in Syria, insisting that education for women is a form of worship that can challenge extremism.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tea on the Axis of Evil: A Film About Real Life in Syria

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Tea on the axis of evil is a feature documentary that presents the moderate majority in Syria. Expectations guide outcomes, and greater knowledge of Syria should lead to expectations of diplomatic solutions in the Middle East.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mari

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Disc 1. "Discovered by chance in the early 1930s, the ancient city of Mari provides insights into Mesopotamian culture and humankind's first steps toward urbanization. In this program, archaeologists Jean-Claude Margueron and Béatrice Muller-Margueron lead a team in the excavation of Mari's urban center as they work to uncover the successive layers of the third, second, and first towns. Geographic and historical background on Mesopotamia is provided, archaeological evidence of prolific metalwork and ceramics industries is unearthed, and 3-D animations illustrate aspects of how the city looked and functioned in its prime"--Container.; Disc 2. "The Palace of Zimri-Lim at Mari was one of the wonders of the Mesopotamian world. This program documents the opening of an excavation site at t [...]
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Glories of Islamic Art

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"Explores the connection of the religion of Islam with its art and architecture, revealing how artistic giants such as Siniam were led by Islamic movement to craft a glorious aesthetic heritage. Their faith is reflected in the related but distinct achievements throughout the centuries"--Container.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

This Globe Trekker episode follows Ian Wright through the Middle East from Jordan, where he attends a Bedouin wedding, rides a camel, and swims in the Dead Sea, through the ruins of Petra, to Beirut, where he rides with a motorbike brigade and talks to UN peacekeeping forces. He visits Baalbeck in the fertile Bekaa valley, a spectacular Roman temple that was a major place of worship sacred to the god Jupiter. Ian begins his visit to Syria in Damascus, where he observes the 'jumping sufis' experiencing religious ecstasy and relaxes in a Turkish bath before going shopping in a large outside market called a Souk. He is introduced to the world of the 'whirling dervishes', one of Islam's important mystical orders, inspired by the 13th-century poet Mevlana Rumi. Ian ends his journey at a p [...]
Online
1998
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Syria's Second Front: Children of Aleppo

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Syria's Second Front: Syria's war has now devolved into a fight between rebels and extremist factions claiming allegiance to Al Qaeda. (22 min.); Children of Aleppo: A startling look into life for children living in the war zones of Aleppo. (29 min.)
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ahmed and the Return of the Arab Phoenix [electronic resource]

Despite its bad reputation in the international press, the Syrian government is involved in efforts to protect its natural heritage. This is the story of a handful of visionary men who are fighting in the desert to protect what is left of the biodiversity of Al Badia. Their efforts will be rewarded by the discovery of the last Middle Eastern breeding colony of the Bald Ibis in the wild, one of the rarest migratory birds and a symbol of wisdom for the Bedouins of the desert. Shot around the Palmyra oasis, Syria.
Online
2007
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ISIS, Birth of a Terrorist State [electronic resource]

This film covers the rise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and explains the significance of its proclaimation of a Caliphate and its status as a terrorist group controlling vast territory and resources. It shows how ISIS unites local Sunni grievances with international jihadist ambitions. It examines the future of the war between ISIS and its enemies.
Online
2015
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Inside Assad's Syria

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For weeks, the world's eyes have been fixed on the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for Europe. But what is life like for those left behind?
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Syria [electronic resource]: Ibrahim's War

Eleven-year-old Ibrahim just wants to go to school, play soccer with his friends, and help his dad with his work as a laundryman. Instead, he's ferrying his best friend to a hospital after a missile attack, staying alert for bombs that could fall on his classroom, and spending his spare time scrounging for firewood. Can he hold out hope for the future? This program journeys to Aleppo, Syria, to follow the daily ordeals endured by young Ibrahim and his family in the midst of the country's brutal civil war. Viewers also learn about the rifts in Syrian society brought about by war, illustrated by Aleppo's government and rebel-held zones.
Online
2014; 2013
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The Rise of ISIS [electronic resource]

Martin Smith draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? Smith delivers a revelatory look at how ISIS grew out of the disaffection of Iraqi Sunnis who were sidelined and targeted by Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the American withdrawal. The film traces how they gained strength in Syria, how they're funded, how they operate, and how, city by city, from Ramadi to Fallujah to Mosul, ISIS swept across Iraq-seizing territory, recording and broadcasting mass executions, and [...]
Online
2014
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The U.S. Has No Dog in the Fight in Syria [electronic resource]: A Debate

When should the United States intervene in foreign conflicts? In March 2011, civil war broke out in Syria, where rebels fought to topple the autocratic regime of Bashar al-Assad. Despite brutal fighting and reports of atrocities, the United States did not get involved. But in summer 2013, evidence surfaced that Assad had used chemical weapons, violating international law and creating a humanitarian crisis. Should the United States intervene in Syria to protect innocent civilians? Or would this only embroil the United States in another foreign war?
Online
2013
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Jordan [electronic resource]: Home Away From Home

The people who are building and managing it insist it's a temporary, emergency shelter. The people living in it are creating neighborhoods, commercial and retail centers, education precincts and function centers. To call Zaatari a refugee camp would be to deny its vibrancy and complexity. Residents want to return to Syria, but until their war-ravaged nation becomes safe again, this desert community has become their home away from home.
Online
2014
20.

Syria [electronic resource]: Behind the Lines

In the rural heartland of Syria's countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a terrifying turn. Award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria's sectarian front line, witnessing the devastating effect of a religious feud that, regardless of the outcome of the war, is shaping Syria's future. For generations, the many religions in the Orontes River Valley have lived together peacefully. But as the conflict spirals into a contagious and sectarian blood feud, friends and neighbors of different faiths are taking up arms against each other, as Syrian society begins to collapse?
Online
2014; 2013