Video — 1 online resource (45 minutes) Digital: video file.
Two worlds meet when a small town in the Ireland becomes the new home for hundreds of Syrian asylum seekers, brought over from refugee camps in Greece. We follow the story of Ghassan, 20, newly arrived in Ireland after a two-year long journey from Syria. He, along with hundreds of other refugees will live in a former four-star hotel as they wait for their status to be approved. While some of the community offer a friendly and charitable hand, there are others are anxious about the impact of so many strangers in the town.This is a heart warming story about the strength and bond of human kind, and the everyday impact of the greatest crisis facing our generation.
First edition. Bilingual edition. - Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2016.
Book — 103 pages ; 22 cm.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is perhaps the greatest surviving work of early Mesopotamian literature. According to legend, Gilgamesh built the city walls of Uruk, modern-day Iraq, to protect his people from external threats. Although the epic records events from more than four thousand years ago, those events echo many of the social and cultural concerns of Iraq today. In this luminous bilingual collection of poems, Ghareeb Iskander offers a personal response to the epic. Iskander's modern-day Gilgamesh is a nameless Iraqi citizen who witnessed the fall of the dictatorship, who exists in a constant state of threat, and who dreams, not about eternity, but simply about life. While Gilgamesh was searching for the elixir of life, Iskander's hero is searching for consolation. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Video — 1 online resource (29 minutes) Digital: video file.
An intimate portrait of ordinary people struggling to stay alive in Syria’s largest city Aleppo, once home to more than two million people. Five citizen journalists document life in a conflict zone divided between opposition-held East and government-controlled West. The film goes behind the headlines into the backstreets of East Aleppo to show the horror, chaos and fear of the daily bombings, but also the humanity, resilience and hope of the people who remain.
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Shi'a Muslims across Iraq are taking up arms to combat the spread of the Islamic State. Filmmaker Majed Neisi travels to the edge of Anbar Province to embed himself with the under-equipped but determined volunteers fighting to rescue their country from the onslaught of the extremists. As bullets ricochet all around, this frontline profile presents a vivid snapshot of the conflicts raging throughout the Middle East and a glimpse at the horrors of combat.
3: Periodicals, Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and General Works
Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) is the first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Covering religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and including European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books, it exemplifies the long exchange of ideas and learning between Europe and the Arabic-speaking world.
Video — 1 online resource (59 minutes) Digital: data file.
Settlement expansion across Palestine is out of control - now we need to speak about the One State Solution! Is the patchwork of remaining Palestinian land now so fragmented it could never form a viable future state? This incisive film explores the question of whether Israeli settlers have destroyed all hope of return for the villages' original occupants and asks if the One State Solution is doomed beyond hope of being salvaged.
Video — 1 online resource (75 minutes) Digital: video file.
Salam Neighbor is an award-winning film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. Immerse into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.
Video — 1 online resource (76 minutes) Digital: data file.
Under the Same Sun is a brave mockumentary parable that imagines the dramatic consequences of an unlikely business partnership between an Israeli and a Palestinian, and shows that idealism could be a catalyst for change in the war-torn region.