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Abbass, Hiam

Works: 115 works in 337 publications in 9 languages and 10,160 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Fiction  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Hiam Abbass
The visitor by Tom McCarthy ( Visual )
28 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,005 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 ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,670 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 )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Palestinian men are recruited to take part in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv
Amreeka by Cherien Dabis ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 950 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 ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 838 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 ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 763 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? ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 397 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 )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 373 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 )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 339 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
The limits of control by Jim Jarmusch ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 332 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
Une bouteille à la mer by Thierry Binisti ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une bouteille à la mer: Less than a hundred kilometers separate Jerusalem and Gaza. Jerusalem is home to Tal, a 17-year-old recent French immigrant, and Gaza is the home of Naïm, a 20-year-old Palestinian confined there. After witnessing a bombing at her local café, Tal refuses to accept that only hatred can exist between two peoples. She slips a message into a bottle and tosses it into the Gaza Sea. From such a beginning, can a friendship follow?
Disengagement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 194 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?
Miral by Julian Schnabel ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De levensverhalen van vier Palestijnse vrouwen, vanaf 1947 tot ongeveer 1990, met de nadruk op twee van hen: Hind Husseini, die in 1948 een weeshuis oprichtte in Jeruzalem en het weesmeisje Miral
ʻEts limon Lemon tree = Shajarat līmūn = [Les citronniers] ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Arabic and Hebrew and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salma, a Palestinian widow - living there for decades -, has to stand up against her new neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove, on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank. The Israeli security forces are quick to declare that Salma's trees pose a threat to the Ministers safety and issue orders to uproot them. Together with Ziad Daud, a young Palestinian lawyer, Salma goes all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court to try and save her trees. Her struggle raises the interest of Mira Navon, the Defense ministers wife, trapped in her new home and in an unhappy life. Despite their differences and the borders between them the two women develop an invisible bond, while forbidden ties grow stronger between Salma and Ziad
Munich by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one-by-one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy
La source des femmes by Radu Mihaileanu ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cela se passe de nos jours dans un petit village, quelque part entre l'Afrique du Nord et le Moyen-Orient. Les femmes vont chercher l'eau à la source, en haut de la montagne, sous un soleil de plomb, et ce depuis la nuit des temps. Leila, jeune mariée, propose aux femmes de faire la grève de l'amour : plus de câlins, plus de sexe tant que les hommes n'apportent pas l'eau au village. (Jaquette)
I am slave ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 30 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
L'ange de goudron Tar angel ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 24 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 fiancée syrienne by Eran Riklis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Le mariage de Mona est le jour le plus triste de sa vie... Dans quelques heures, elle rejoindra son fiancé, vedette de télévision en Syrie. Mais Mona habite le Golan, territoire annexé par Israël ; une fois franchie la frontière, elle ne pourra plus jamais revenir dans son village... ni revoir sa famille. Tous ses proches, dispersés aux quatre coins du monde, se réunissent pour fêter l'événement
Amreeka Amerrika by Cherien Dabis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mouna, divorcée et mère d'un adolescent, est une femme palestinienne enthousiaste et optimiste. Au cœur des territoires occupés, le quotidien est pourtant éprouvant et l'horizon morose. Et puis un jour, quitter cette vie et aller travailler aux Etats-Unis devient possible: étrangère en son pays, Mouna peut bien l'être ailleurs. Elle part alors avec son fils Fadi rejoindre sa soeur installée depuis 15 ans au fin fond de l'Illinois. Après le réconfort des retrouvailles, Mouna et Fadi vont devoir trouver leur place dans cette Amerrika tant rêvée. Mais les Etats-Unis, partis en guerre contre le diable Saddam, ont une bien étrange conception de l'hospitalité. Il en faudra davantage pour freiner Mouna dans sa quête d'une vie meilleure
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Alternative Names
ʿAbas, Hîʾam 1960-
ʿAbbās, .Hīām
Abbas Hiam 1960-....
Abbass, Hiam
Abbass, Hiyam
Abbass Hiyam 1960-....
Abbass, Iliam
Abbass, Iliam 1960-
Soualem, Hiam
Soualem, Hiam 1960-
עבאס, היאם 1960-
English (92)
Arabic (51)
Hebrew (18)
French (17)
German (7)
Multiple languages (4)
Turkish (1)
Persian (1)
Italian (1)