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Timbuktu
Not too far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Tonya, and Issan, their shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by…
The Battle of Algiers
One of the most influential political films in history, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both…
In Jackson Heights - One of America's Most Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States and the world. There are immigrants from every country in South America, Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and China. The…
Ave Maria
An Israeli settler family crash their car outside an isolated convent in the occupied West Bank. Their only hope of getting home rests with five nuns who have taken a vow of silence. Academy Award Nominee - 2016 Oscars Official…
Blush - Barash
17-year-old Naama spends most of her free time drinking and partying in the hopes of escaping from her parents' constant bickering, worsened by the recent disappearance of her AWOL soldier sister. When a free-spirited new girl shows up at school,…
Halfaouine
Set against the sensual, erotic backdrop of modern Tunisia, renowned Arab critic-turned-filmmaker Ferid Boughedir's Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces is a bittersweet portait of a boy's sexual awakening. Noura (Selim Boughedir, the director's nephew) is an inquisitive thirteen-year-old whose eyes…
A Summer In La Goulette
Three teenage girlfriends live in an apartment complex near Goulette beach in 1967, and during the summer they make a pact to lose their virginity. "An enchanting, insanely erotic comedy." - Eye Weekly
Dalida
A powerful biopic based on the true and fascinating story of acclaimed music icon Dalida. From her birth in Cairo followed by a traumatic childhood to her worldwide huge success with 170 million albums sold, DALIDA is the intimate portrait…
Mimosas
Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival , Oliver Laxe's stunning new film, MIMOSAS, is a breathtakingly-shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Somewhere in the…
A Bottle in The Gaza Sea
17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws…
Our Children - À perdre la raison
In this tense French drama, a doctor brings a boy to Belgium and raises him as his own. When the boy reaches adulthood, he gets married and starts his own family, though he still relies on the doctor. When trouble…
Wilaya
Fatimetu is born to a Sahrawi family in a Saharan refugee camp in Algeria and later sent to live with foster parents in Spain. After the death of her mother, she returns to the camp. She has been absent for…
Rock the Casbah
Summer in Tangiers. A family comes together for three days following the death of their father to share memories and grieve his loss, as Muslim tradition dictates. They have left the beach behind and swapped swimsuits for djellabas as everyone…
Sheikh Jackson
A devout imam starts to question both his faith and his own values upon hearing the news of Michael Jackson's death. Having discovered the King of Pop at a young age, Ahmad's teenage years were heavily influenced by Jackson's music…
The People's Girls  - Understanding and Combating Sexual Harrasment in Egypt
Sexual harassment is a growing problem in Egypt, especially in Cairo. Through a series of interviews and social experiments, THE PEOPLE'S GIRLS takes a closer look at who is to blame, as well as how women are fighting back. THE…
Where Should the Birds Fly? - The Israeli Siege of Gaza Through the Eyes of Two Young Palestinian Women
The film tells the compelling and moving stories of two remarkable young women living in Gaza and the struggle of Gazans trying to maintain their humanity and humor while hoping to find some sense of normality in a world that…
Lila Says - Lila dit ça
In this coming of age drama, Chimo, a promising college student with a writing scholarship, neglects his studies in favor of killing time with his friend Mouloud on the streets of Marseilles. He soon finds himself infatuated with Lila, a…
A Jihad for Love
Fourteen centuries after the revelation of the holy Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad, Islam today is the world's second largest and fastest growing religion. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the many worlds of this dynamic faith, discovering the stories…
5 Broken Cameras - Non-Violent Resistance in the Middle East
Winner at the Sundance Film Festival, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his…
Syrian Bride
Mona's wedding day may be the saddest of her life. Once she crosses the border into Syria, she will never be allowed back to her beloved family in the Druze village of Majdal Shams. Shot on location in the Israeli-occupied…