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1. Cameraperson [2017]

Video
2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages). Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 5.1. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
480 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
560 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Video
1 streaming video file (68 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
An impressionistic & intentionally subjective history of Tehran, the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East. Focuses primarily on the 20th & 21st centuries, paying special attention to social inequalities therein.
Book
141 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Translation of The True Dream Appendix: The True Dream in Malekzade's History of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138223721 20170418
The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran's Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as their example. The work blends fact and fiction by summoning the prominent men of the city to account for themselves on the Day of Judgement. God speaks offstage, delivering withering judgements of their behaviour. The dream of the authors is a vision of an Iran governed by law, where justice prevails and the clergy are honestly religious. This book has the Persian and English translation on facing pages. The introduction presents brief biographies of the authors - who wrote anonymously, but were all executed. One of the authors was the father of Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, a pioneer of modern Persian fiction, and The True Dream was one of the first dramas, in European style, to be written in Persian. The book shows that today's struggle for a modern society began more than a century ago, and then and now pivots on the role of the Islamic clerics (the ulama). Using colloquial language, this first English translation of a significant and humorous Persian satirical drama will prove an accessible and valuable resource for students of Persian. By marking a significant point in the influence of Western political philosophy and Western drama on the Persian intellectual classes, this book will also appeal to students and scholars of Middle Eastern History and Political Science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138223721 20170418
Green Library

6. Under the shadow [2017]

Video
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; 5.1 Dolby digital. Digital: video file; DVD video.
Shideh and her young daughter, Dorsa, are left alone in a war-torn city when her husband is drafted and sent to the front lines. After a dud missile strikes their apartment building, a neighbor mysteriously dies and Dorsa's behavior becomes erratic. Shideh scoffs at her superstitious neighbor's warning that the missile carries an ancient curse, Shideh now realizes that the malevolent force in her home is infinitely more evil and terrifying than the missiles raining down on the city.
Media & Microtext Center

7. Against my will [2002]

Video
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : digital, sound, color
'I wouldn't dream of trusting my family.' - Anita. In Pakistan, many women who decide to leave abusive marriages are signing their own death warrants. They risk being disfigured or murdered by men who believe it is the only way to restore honor to the family. Authorities in Pakistan rarely respond to reports of honor killing. The Human Rights Commission Pakistan and the Women Action Forum estimate that 1000 women are murdered each year, with little or no response from the government. At the Dastak women's shelter in Lahore, women accused of tarnishing the family honor find a safe haven. Here, receiving both counseling and legal advice. Kubra is one such woman. After enduring repeated beatings, the 28-year-old fled to Dastak. We meet Kubra--armed guard in tow--on her way to a meeting with members of her family. They entreat her to return. Eventually, she agrees. Three weeks later, she is murdered, shot to death in her sleep. Through Kubra's story, and the stories of other women at Dastak, the film creates a portrait of one institution that is protecting Pakistani women, at least the women who can make it there.
Book
39 pages ; 28 cm
Population statistics of Afghanistan.546
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

9. Borderless [2016]

Video
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Digital: video file; DVD video.
A young boy lives alone on an abandoned ship harbored along the stretch of an unnamed war-torn border. The boy's solitary existence is torn apart when a young refugee appears in search of shelter, carrying an infant.
Media & Microtext Center

10. A darkness visible [2011]

Video
1 streaming video file (27 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
Based upon 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan is the work of renowned photojournalist Seamus Murphy. His work chronicles a people caught in time and again in political turmoil, struggling to find their way.

11. Day Break [2005]

Video
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 83 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
In Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break, based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside Tehran's century-old prison, revolves around the imminent execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. When the family of the victim repeatedly fails to show up on the appointed day, Mansour's execution is postponed again and again. Stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, he waits as time passes on without him, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness. Facing the gallows everyday-will he succeed in maintaining his sanity?
Book
319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
v, 644 pages ; 23 cm
  • Childhood and early life
  • Drill with weapons
  • Serving the Mujahidin-i Khalq Organization
  • Inside the women's prison
  • Memories of Qasr Prison
  • Nights in the JCCT prison
  • At the Evin Prison
  • The genuine and the fake
  • Ideological boundaries
  • The last supper
  • Playing with fire
  • The Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization of Iran.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
367 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

15. Īrān nāmag. [2016 - ]

Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
First issue of new series published in old title "Iran namah" and the new title "Īrān nāmag".
Green Library

16. Kabul transit [2006]

Video
1 streaming video file (85 min.) : digital, sound, color
In the broken cityscape of Kabul, Afghanistan, amid the dust and rubble of war, Westerners and Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. The film shuttles through the broken streets of the city, moving between public space and private, listening in on conversations, posing questions, probing the darker alleys mainstream media avoids. Rejecting the usual device of narration and portraiture, the film asks the viewer to experience Kabul as a newly arrived visitor would.
Book
202p ; 26cm.
East Asia Library
Book
335 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
223 pages ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
459 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)