Posts Tagged “documentary”

Controversial Israeli film “Foreign Land” in U.S. in March

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Controversial Israeli film “Foreign Land” in U.S. in March

Controversial Israeli film “Foreign Land” in U.S. in March Israeli officials denounce the film and promote censorship, urging Israelis not to view it, show it or support it, which means everyone should see this documentary [Updated] The film tells how Israeli society slips into extremism from the personal viewpoint of an Arab actor and a…

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HBO releases new documentary on Syria

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HBO releases new documentary on Syria

HBO releases new documentary on Syria HBO will premier a new documentary on the civil war in Syria called Cries from Syria, to be broadcast on March 13th at 10:00pm ET/PT. (Trailer video below) Cries of Syria, Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky (Academy Award Nominee for 2015’s Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom) In March 2011, the Syrian people, inspired…

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“A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans” Chicago premiere

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“A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans” Chicago premiere

“A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans” to premiere on American television on WTTW Channel 11 in Chicago on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 pm “A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans,” touted as the first historical full-length documentary about Arab Americans produced in United States, will make its American television premiere on WTTW11…

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A Third Way, a film that offers hope

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A Third Way, a film that offers hope

Can Palestinians and Israelis come together to make peace? It’s a difficult question to find an answer to, but filmmaker Harvey Stein explores this difficult but important topic in his new film “A Third Way.” By Ray Hanania I met Israeli filmmaker Harvey Stein during my foray into the contentious world of Israeli-Palestinian peace in…

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New film explores challenges facing American Arabs

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New film explores challenges facing American Arabs

Usama Alshaibi’s documentary “American Arab” has its national television premiere on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 8 p.m. on WORLD Channel (check local listings), as part of the fourth season of AMERICA REFRAMED, public media’s newest documentary series. The film, made through Chicago production collective Kartemquin Films (makers of THE INTERRUPTERS), will be available for free streaming on www.worldchannel.org starting February…

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Constructing a Nation’s Memory: Cinema of Michel Khleifi

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Constructing a Nation’s Memory: Cinema of Michel Khleifi

The life and works of Palestinian filmmaker Michel Khleifi will be celebrated in London at the Shabbak Festival featuring his films and the films of others. Khleifi produced the West Bank’s first documentary film in 1980 “Fertile Memory” For many years, Michel Khleifi was the ultimate voice of Palestinian cinema. Emerging from the ashes of PLO…

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