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Author: Deborah Davies; Daoud Kuttab; Ilan Ziv; Tamouz Media.; First Run/Icarus Films.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, [2000]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : ArabicView all editions and formats
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Five-part documentary series about contemporary life across the Arab world, with a focus on women's stories. "[Pt. 1] Birth: the story of a Palestinian woman caught up in a cycle of pregnancies because of social pressure to produce a male child, and two other stories of babies, one in need, the other absent, in Syria and Iraq. [Pt. 2] Youth: four young women striving for independence and empowerment in Algeria,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Davies; Daoud Kuttab; Ilan Ziv; Tamouz Media.; First Run/Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 48381124
Language Note: Arabic with English subtitles.
Credits: Music, Ross Lossing ; edited by Nahed Awwad ; series editor, Daoud Kuttab.
Description: 5 videocassettes (approximately 130 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: [Pt. 1] Birth / filmmakers, Suheir Farraj, Abbas Hashim, Abeer Esber --
[pt. 2] Youth / filmmakers, Ali Bilail, Samia Chala, Muriel Aboulrouss --
[pt. 3] Love and marriage / filmmakers, Sami Chala, Muriel Aboulrouss --
[pt. 4] Work / filmmakers, Galia Sheikh & Lubna Haddad, Abbas Hashim, Raed Helou --
[pt. 5] Home, or Maids in my family / filmmaker, Yto Barrada.
Other Titles: Birth.
Youth.
Love and marriage.
Work.
Home, or Maids in my family.
Responsibility: produced by Deborah Davies, Daoud Kuttab, & Ilan Ziv ; a Tamouz Media presentation.

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Five-part documentary series about contemporary life across the Arab world, with a focus on women's stories. "[Pt. 1] Birth: the story of a Palestinian woman caught up in a cycle of pregnancies because of social pressure to produce a male child, and two other stories of babies, one in need, the other absent, in Syria and Iraq. [Pt. 2] Youth: four young women striving for independence and empowerment in Algeria, Egypt, and Lebanon. [Pt. 3] Love and marriage: the stories of people confronting obstacles to their personal relationships and happiness in Algeria and Lebanon. [Pt. 4] Work: explores the hopes and aspirations of Arab men and women as embodied in the dreams and realities of flying. [Pt. 5] Home, or Maids in my family: a Moroccan woman confronts her liberal bourgeois family and their servants about the relationship between them."--Www.frif.com.

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Arab Diaries

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This series of five films presents a rare critical insight into contemporary life in the Arab world. It is produced largely by women filmmakers and represents the often unheard voices of women. The films come from 8 countries: Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, and are broken...
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