أرض النساء [videorecording] = Women beyond borders
Widescreen format. - Seattle, WA : Arab Film Distribution, [2006?]
Video — 1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Lebanese revolutionary Kifah Afifi fought the Israeli occupation of South Lebanon in the late 1980s, culminating in her arrest for an armed attack on a private home in Kfar Kila. She was imprisoned for several years thereafter in the Khiam detention facility, run by the pro-Israeli South Lebanon Army. Afifi describes her experiences in prison, and also briefly reflects on her ideological role models and current life as a mainstream political activist.
Video — 1 streaming video file (58 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
In 1969 Palestinian Leila Khaled made history by becoming the first woman to hijack an airplane. As a Palestinian child growing up in Sweden, filmmaker Lina Makboul admired Khaled for her bold actions; as an adult, she began asking complex questions about the legacy created by her childhood hero. This fascinating documentary is at once a portrait of Khaled, an exploration of the filmmaker's own understanding of her Palestinian identity, and complex examination of the nebulous dichotomy between "terrorist" and "freedom fighter".
Video — 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
This film documents the separate stories and shared experience of two women in Gaza. Mona Al Samouni is an 11-year-old girl whose family died when her home was hit by Israeli rockets during Operation Cast Lead. Fida Qishta, the filmmaker, is a Gazan videographer, teacher, and human rights worker. While the film visually tells the story of the efforts of Gazans to live and work under conditions of siege, and documents the horrific Israeli military attack, it is also about the struggle of these two women to maintain humanity, humor and hope, and to find some sense of normality in a world that is anything but normal.