Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri’s film debut, “West Beirut,” is a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the early years of the Lebanese civil war.
Karama Has No walls
Directed by Sara Ishaq
Cinema Guild, 2013
The heartbreaking film “Karama Has No Walls” recounts the 2011 protests in Yemen’s capital against the autocratic rule of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The film relies on extremely powerful first-hand video taken by protestors, primarily by two young cameramen, Khaled Rajeh and Nasr al-Namir, at protests referred to as “The day of Karama” or day of dignity.
Exile, a Myth Unearthed
Directed by Ilan Ziv
Icarus Films, 2014
Directed by Diana Allan
Cinema Guild, 2007
Directed by Mark Nickolas and Racha Najdi
Icarus Films, 2015
On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music
Directed/Produced by Marsha Emerman
Fruitful Films, 2015. 79 minutes
It is no accident that the "Love Boat" theatrical sea journey ends in Shakespeare's "King Lear," as more and more Syrians die either under assault from Assad and Russian bombs or by drowning, desperately taking to the seas in hopes of escaping genocidal policies.