WorldCat Identities

Abbass, Hiam

Works: 82 works in 446 publications in 10 languages and 11,853 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Religious films  Action and adventure films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Comedy films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Interviewee, Other, Director, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hiam Abbass
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

46 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek
The nativity story by Mormon Tabernacle Choir( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with the slaughter of Bethlehem's innocents under orders from a paranoid King Herod. Go back a year to the prophecy that informs Zechariah that his wife, Elizabeth, will bear a child. Elizabeth's cousin, the adolescent Mary, struggles with her family to make ends meet and is promised to the carpenter Joseph. Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that she will carry, while still a virgin, the long-awaited Messiah who will liberate the Jews from Herod and his Roman benefactors. Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem. Three Magi spend months crossing the desert trying to rendezvous with some point below the convergence of three heavenly bodies in the night sky. Friendship and trust emerges between Mary and Joseph after he is told in a dream that she speaks truthfully about her miraculous pregnancy
al-Jannah al-ān = Paradise Now by Hany Abu-Assad( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saïd and Khaled are walking time bombs. With explosives strapped to their bodies, the two young Palestinians slip into Israel, planning a suicide mission in Tel Aviv. Anything or anyone change their minds? ... Tells the story of these two lifelong friends, and their mission of doom. Hany Abu-Assad directs, shooting this harrowing thriller in locations made equally harrowing by real-life missile attacks, exploding land mines, suspicious Palestinian factions and Israeli occupied forces, and the kidnapping of a crew member. ... Provides no easy answers. Instead ... lays bare the humanity and the horror for all to see, to ponder, and perhaps to change"--Publisher
Amreeka by Cherien Dabis( Visual )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muna Farah, a Palestinian single mom, struggles to maintain her optimistic spirit in the daily grind of intimidating West Bank checkpoints, the constant nagging of a controlling mother, and the haunting shadows of a failed marriage. Everything changes one day when she receives a letter informing her that her family has been granted a U.S. green card, and she moves with her teenage son to small town Illinois
Etz Limon = Lemon tree by Eran Riklis( Visual )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Israeli film, based on a true story, is about the struggle of a Palestinian woman, Selma Zidane. Her is life is changed abruptly for the worse when the Israeli Defence Minister and his wife move into their new home right beside the lemon grove that is her inheritance from her father and her livelihood. When the Minister's security staff decide that the orchard poses a security threat and must be destroyed, Selma and her young Palestinian lawyer go to court to try to save her trees
The red tent by Fraser C Heston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah. Dinah's happy childhood is spent inside the red tent where the women of her tribe gather and share the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. The film recounts the story of Dinah's mothers Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. Dinah matures and experiences an intense love that subsequently leads to a devastating loss, and the fate of her family is forever changed
The Syrian bride = Kalah ha-Surit by Eran Riklis( Visual )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona, promised in marriage by her father when she was a young girl, lives in the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights of Syria. Her wedding day has come, and she must cross the border into Israel in order to marry, knowing she will not be allowed back to her home and family
Miral is this the face of a terrorist? by Julian Schnabel( Visual )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After she rescues dozens of children who survived a massacre in Jerusalem in 1948, Palestinian Hind Husseini establishes an orphanage that helps thousands of other children left homeless by violence. But the success of her peace-through-education institution is tested when pupil Miral gets a taste of radical politics in the region's refugee camps
Satin rouge by Raja Amari( Visual )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tunisian widow embarks on a journey of self-discovery when she investigates a suspected liaison between her headstrong teenaged daughter and a cabaret musician, and is drawn into the world of cabaret belly dancers and nocturnal pleasure-seekers
Free zone by Amos Gitai( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely relationship begins for an American girl living in Jerusalem, a cab driver on her way to Jordan, and a Palestinian woman who has information for both
The limits of control by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Une bouteille à la mer by Thierry Binisti( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une oasis sur la colline: "This inspiring documentary follows Omer and Rami, who grew up in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salom, an Israeli village where Jews and Arabs have peacefully coexisted for over 40 years"--Container
May in the summer by Cherien Dabis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Arabic and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To all appearances, May Brennan has it all intelligence, looks, the recipient of raves from her recently published book and set to marry her loving fiancée Ziad, a distinguished New York scholar. But immediately upon returning to her hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the cracks in her seemingly perfect life begin to show. May's headstrong, born-again Christian mother Nadine disapproves of Ziad's Muslim faith and is firm in her decision to not attend the ceremony
Disengagement by Amos Gitai( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana, a directionless Frenchwoman, must return to Israel to find the child she abandoned at birth. Together with her half-brother, an Israeli policeman, she discovers that her now-grown daughter will soon be forcibly evicted from a Gaza Strip settlement. Amid the explosive clashes between soldiers and settlers, can one woman now face the truth about commitment, identity, and a history that can never be buried?
Munich by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intense story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate the 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes, and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it
I am slave by Wunmi Mosaku( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by real-life events, I Am Slave is the extraordinary tale of one woman's fight for freedom from modern-day slavery. A powerful story of imprisonment, cruelty and despair, but also one of hope and humanity. Malia, a twelve-year-old girl, is abducted in the Nubar Mountains after being separated from her father after an attack on their village. The young girl is sold into the slave trade, forced to serve under a family in Khartoum, where she is abused with no pay for hard labour for six years. The story begins in London, where Malia has been relocated to continue her duties under a new master, who confiscates her passport and imprisons her as her father attempts to reunite
Rock the casbah( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed." (Sept. 24, 2014)
L'ange de goudron Tar angel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kasmi family is just weeks away from obtaining Canadian citizenship when Hafid, the eldest son, gets involved with a group of political activists and is wanted by the police. His father and girlfriend are trying desperately to save Hafid and the family from potential deportation, but Hafid is on the verge of executing his plan
La porte du soleil by Yousry Nasrallah( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Arabic and French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khalil, réfugié dans le camp de Chatila, au Liban, tente de tirer du coma Younès, vieux combattant de la cause palestinienne, en lui racontant les épisodes marquants de sa propre histoire. Ce soliloque est l?occasion d?évoquer 50 ans d?histoire palestinienne, depuis la fondation de l?Etat d?Israël et l?exil de 1948?
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The nativity story
Alternative Names
ʿAbas, Hîʾam 1960-

ʿAbbās, .Hīām

Abbas Hiam 1960-....

ʿAbbās, Hiyām 1960-

Abbass, Hiam

Abbass, Hiyam

Abbass Hiyam 1960-....

Abbass, Iliam

Abbass, Iliam 1960-

Hiam Abbass actrice israélienne

Hiam Abbass actrice uit Israël

Hiam Abbass attrice e regista palestinese

Hiam Abbass palästinensische Schauspielerin und Regisseurin

Hiam Abbass Palestinian actress and film director

Hiam Abbass palestyńska aktorka i reżyserka

Soualem, Hiam

Soualem, Hiam 1960-

Хиам Аббасс

היאם עבאס

עבאס, היאם 1960-

حایم عباس

هیام عباس هنرپیشه و کارگردان فلسطینی

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al-Jannah al-ān = Paradise Now