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Abbass, Hiam

Works: 105 works in 473 publications in 10 languages and 12,147 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Fiction  Melodrama  Religious films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Documentary films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hiam Abbass
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

48 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,098 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 )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,775 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 1,462 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 )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,016 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 )

47 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,001 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 Syrian bride = Kalah ha-Surit by Eran Riklis( Visual )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 774 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 being raised in an orphanage by a woman committed to peace and education, a young Palestinian woman finds herself struggling with her conscience during the Arab-Israeli conflict
Satin rouge by Raja Amari( Visual )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 375 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
The limits of control by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger, whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job, yet he trusts no one, and his objectives are not initially divulged. His journey, paradoxically both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across Spain but also through his own consciousness
Free zone by Amos Gitai( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 338 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 living in an Economic Free Zone
Une bouteille à la mer( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 327 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High off the success of her first book and planning to marry Ziad, her sensible, stable and studious fiance, May Brennan has it all. At least that's what she'd like people to believe. Reunited with her family in Amman, she's thrust back into the chaos of her former existence. Her headstrong mother Nadine, a born-again Christian, disapproves of her Muslim fiance so much that she plans to boycott the wedding; her younger sisters Dalia and Yasmine behave like her children, and her estranged father Edward is suddenly and suspiciously interested in making amends. As her wedding day looms, May finds her carefully structured life spin further and further out of her control
Disengagement( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and German and held by 203 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 Steven Spielberg( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 78 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
The source( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well."--IMDb
Aime ton pére = A loving father by Jacob Berger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son kidnaps his father, a famous author, in a violent confrontation stemming from their past
Peace after marriage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arafat has sex on the brain, but his Palestinian parents see marriage in his future. When a friend proposes a Green Card wedding so an Israeli girl can stay in the U.S., a global conflict finds its way to the living room, and the bedroom
Nasser's Republic : the making of modern Egypt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the Arab world's most transformative leaders. In 1952, as a unknown young Egyptian colonel, Nasser led a coup that became a revolution. Over the next 18 years he challenged Western hegemony abroad, confronted Islamism at home, and faced deep divisions among the Arabs, emerging as a titanic figure, champion of Arab progress and African liberation. But what he could not offer was democracy; instead, he established the region's first and much emulated military authoritarian regime. A man of enormous charisma and ambition, Nasser became caught in the coils of his own power, dying at 52 with many dreams unrealized. The Arab Spring and its aftermath are his legacy
La source des femmes by Radu Mihaileanu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote and primitive patriarchal village between the North of Africa and the Middle East, the land has dried and the women traditionally bring water from a distant fountain to their houses while the idle husbands drink tea in the bar. The educated Leïla, who is the wife of the local teacher Sami, begins a sex strike movement among the women, supported by the elder Vieux Fusil (meaning old flintlock), to force the men to bring water to the village. There is a strong reaction from the brutal men, but the brave women resist until they achieve their goal.--IMDb
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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-

Χιαμ Αμπάς

Хиам Аббасс

היאם עבאס

היאם עבאס שחקנית ישראלית

עבאס, היאם 1960-

حایم عباس

هيام عباس

هیام عباس هنرپیشه و کارگردان فلسطینی

히암 압바스




al-Jannah al-ān = Paradise Now