Little Time to Rest: 'Daughters' of Nomads

Pamela Nice

Watching “Daughters of Anatolia,” a film documenting the nomadic lifestyle of goat herders in contemporary Turkey, makes one aware of the value of ethnographic filmography over its drier, academic prose cousin. Describing the migratory path from the Mediterranean Sea to the Taurus Mountains cannot compare with seeing the breath-taking beauty of mountains in bloom as goats scramble over them.

A Day of Dignity: Karama with the Blood of Innocents

Bobby Gulshan

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.

‘The Iranian Trilogy’ Broken Promise: The Incarcerated Innocents of Iran

Lynne Rogers
Youth Behind Bars: The Iranian Trilogy
It’s Always Late for Freedom
Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei
Cinema Guild, 2007
The Last Days of Winter
Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei
Cinema Guild, 2011
Starless Dreams 
Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei 
Cinema Guild, 2016
In his trilogy, “Youth Behind Bars,” Iranian filmmaker, Mehrdad Oskouei exposes the lost innocence of juveniles inc


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