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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)
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Roadmap to Apartheid

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DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Women and Islam

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Leila Ahmed, professor of women's studies at Amherst, argues the case for revision of the widely-held views of the Islamic world about the role of women, using examples from history and the role played by women in the contemporary society. She explains the origin of the veil, and discusses the issue of marriage and women's rights within marriage.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Islamic Conversations

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DVD
2003; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Frontline World June 26, 2007: Stories From a Small Planet

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Indonesia, after the wave: A tsunami that hit Aceh, Indonesia in 2004 led to the end of a long civil war and the election of a former rebel as governor, who is now trying to make peace with the past.; Faroe Islands, message from the sea: For over 1,000 years, the people of the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales, and whale meat continues to be an important part of their diet. However, a 20-year study of Faroese children has found that it contains high levels of methyl mercury and other contaminants that may harm their neurological development.; Tanzania, hero rats: Visits the unique lab run by Bart Weetjens in Tanzania, where he trains rats to sniff out deadly unexploded land mines. Travels with Weetjens to Mozambique where he sets his trained rodents in action.; Kuwait, the 99: F [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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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)
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United News: Release 71 (1943) Arabian Prince Reviews Cadets at U.S. Naval School [electronic resource]

This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. The Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia reviews a parade of midshipmen. 2. Red Cross women ride camels in Egypt. 3. The allied military government in Sicily releases Sicilians from military prisons. 4. Generals de Gaulle and Giraud review French troops in North Africa. 5. Army troops enter villages north of Naples, Italy; Generals Eisenhower and Clark meet.
Online
1943
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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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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)
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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)
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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)
18.

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)
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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)