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.
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 (86 minutes) Digital: video file.
Months before the momentous uprising in Egypt many talked of a revolution - but no one knew when that day would come. Going beyond the headlines, this story, filmed in the 14 months leading up to the Revolution, highlights the years of mounting resentment against the ruling regime. The film follows key opposition figures and young democracy activists as they struggle against extraordinary odds.
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.
Video — 1 online resource (99 minutes) Digital: video file.
The news from the Middle East worsens daily into a nightmare scenario - one eerily foretold in 2012 as two young, unlikely Syrian activists launch a radical plan for bringing democracy to their country. Under threat of death, they organize when no one else will. Red Lines provides cinematic boots on the ground, offering a rare window into the Syrian conflict taking us from the trenches to geopolitical jockeying and becoming, along the way, a searing exposé of an ongoing inhumane crisis.
Video — 1 online resource (99 minutes) Digital: video file.
From a remote mountain village in Tunisia, Kalt, a female hacker hijacks the airwaves in Northern Africa and France to broadcast political messages. When Julia, a French Intelligence officer, gets on the case, she flies in from france to infiltrate the hacker world and find out who is behind the interruptions. Things quickly turn into a cat-and-mouse game as Kalt and Julia play each other to get what they want.
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia : 3Boxmedia e.K., 2014.
Video — 1 online resource (100 minutes) Digital: video file.
As he flees Lebanon again in July 2006, director Philippe Aractingi (Under the Bombs) realizes that, like him, his ancestors have been fleeing wars and massacres for five generations. In a fresco where photos, archives and home videos of his children subtly interact, he tells the story of his family’s travels through the Levant. A film about exile, memory and transmission, filled with emotion and honesty.
Video — 1 online resource (72 minutes) Digital: video file.
What is left for Palestinian farmers who learn that in 24 hrs the Israeli Army will confiscate their lands for the construction of a Security Wall? What do people do when their very survival is threatened by one of the world’s most powerful armies? PALESTINE BLUES tells the story of a village’s confusion, desperation, and resistance, their daily victories and wrenching defeats. Unexpectedly filled with moments of poetry and humor, this film’s intimate access, unforgettable characters, and story structure blur the line between documentary and narrative. Filmed at times with a hidden camera and at times under extreme duress, Palestinian-American filmmaker Nida Sinnokrot gives us a lasting chronicle of a people and their ancient life-giving orchards, ever threatened by destruction.
Video — 1 online resource (88 minutes) Digital: video file.
Alsemberg, 1975, Sarah an 8-year-old-girl is living in a Catholic foster family. One day, her biological father whom she has never seen before, comes to take her for a weekend in Paris. But she wakes up in Morocco where her father abandons her with his family without any explanation. Nine years later, with no money coming from her father, during the 'Hunger Revolt' (The Revolt of Awbach): Sarah dreams of going back to Belgium, to school, to the books and to a life she considers free.
Alsemberg, décembre 1975, Sarah, 8 ans, vit dans un foyer d'accueil catholique. Un jour, son père biologique, qu'elle n'a jamais vu, se présente pour l'emmener en week-end à Paris. Mais c'est au Maroc que Sarah se réveille, dans une petite ville perdue dans les contreforts de l'Atlas.
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 (62 minutes) Digital: data file.
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.
Video — 1 online resource (92 minutes) Digital: data file.
Ibrahim, a 14-year-old Moroccan boy, walks down a road in the outskirts of a big city alone and disoriented. Recently informed that he will be deported in two days, he packed his belongings and ran away. He is now alone with no place to go.
First feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality ... The film travels a wide geographic arc presenting lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France. Always filming in secret and as a Muslim, [filmmaker] Parvez [Sharma] makes the film from within the faith, depicting Islam with the same respect that the film's characters show for it.
Video — 1 online resource (100 minutes) Digital: data file.
Bram lives a double-life, at once a dutifully religious Muslim, and also a casual drug dealer and closeted gay man. When Bram flies off to Turkey to meet his future wife he brings his stunning friend Kevin, and soon an illicit love affair develops between the two men. Faced with with no choice but to navigate between these two opposing worlds things soon come to an explosive crossroad.
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 (84 minutes) Digital: data file.
Malika, leader of Traitors, an all-female punk rock band, has a strong vision of the world, her hometown of Tangier, and her place in it. When she needs money to save her family from eviction and to realize her dreams for the band, Malika agrees to a fast cash proposition: a smuggling run over the mountains for a dangerous drug dealer. But her companion on the road is Amal, a burnt-out young drug mule who Malika decides to free from her enslavement to the dangerous drug dealers. The challenge will put Malika's rebel ethos to the test, and to survive she will have to call on all her instincts and nerve.