[Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 
Video — 1 streaming video file (26 min.) : digital, sound, color
A five-part documentary series providing fresh insight into contemporary life across the Arab world. Part 1 presents three powerful stories: In Palestine Fatima is caught in a cycle of pregnancies because she fears if she does not produce a male child for her husband he will marry another woman. In Baghdad, Daoud is a sick baby born under the international sanctions against Iraq. In a Syrian village Roza, after may years of childless marriage, has learned that her husband has the fertility problem, not her, as she struggles with the traditional expectations of her society.
Video — 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : digital, MPEG-4, sd., col. with b&w sequences
"Bashar al-Assad tells a French TV audience about his calling as a doctor, "You work for the health of humans. It's a humanitarian job." Two years later, the world would watch as this humanitarian sent black-clad troops to open fire on unarmed protesters seeking the fall of his regime. This documentary is a history of the Assad regime, from its origins to its teetering, possibly final days in 2011. It recounts the history of the regime and the region--including the tortured and troubled history of Syrian involvement in Lebanon. The film uses archival footage, as well as the testimony and analysis of members of the US and Israeli security establishment, key politicians, dissidents (among them members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood) and political scientists. What emerges is a picture of a regime that has been at the centre of Middle East politics for two generation--but is now on the verge of being swept away, along with other corrupt dictatorships in the region."--Distributor's abstract