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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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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)
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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)
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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)