Directed by Fahdel Jaibi and Fadhel Jaziri.
So many Israelis still wax nostalgic about that old Friday afternoon ritual, back in the times when television had just one channel. Everyone would watch the Arab movie of the week, but did anybody ever wonder how Israel’s official TV station was able to transcend hostile boundaries to obtain these films, and why it insisted on showing movies made by “the enemy”? The Arabic-language movie from Egypt let some of us escape back to our original homeland, and let others peek out from our “villa in the jungle” and catch a glimpse of our neighbors across the border. But most of us didn’t really want to see the people whose culture, anguish, and aspirations were reflected on our screens. “Arab Movie” brings us the stars and the songs, the convoluted plots, and that fleeting moment when we shared the same cultural heroes as everyone else in the Middle East. But this film about the richness and intensity of Egyptian cinema also raises some disturbing questions.
A Coming of Arab story. Iraqi-American filmmaker Usama Alshaibi (Nice Bombs) shares his own story of experiencing racism in post-9/11 America. Showcasing the diversity of Arabs living in the United States, American Arab sparks a frank conversation about identity and perception, and argues for giving people "the space to be complicated."
The last years have seen a steep rise in the number of Arabs signing up to Israel's army. Considered traitors by many in the Arab community, what drives these young men to fight for a country traditionally in conflict with Arab interests? Does this provide a path for Israeli/Arab integration? In this insightful doc, we follow the first Arab battalion fighting for Israel.
Directed by Niazi Mostafa.
Kuwaiti Play about the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq
A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera.
The tenth and final film directed by American independent filmmaker Lionel Rogosin. It is a filmed debate between the Palestinian poet Rashed Hussein and Amos Kenan, shot in the basement of Rogosin's Bleecker Street Cinema by Louis Brigante.
Angelina, the first Druze woman to attempt significant steps in the Israeli fashion world, finds herself in the middle of a complicated conflict in which the tradition and values of her society clash with her brave efforts to choose her own way in life. Duah Fares, a young woman from the Druze village of Sagur in the Galilee, was one of the 12 finalists in the beauty pageant for Israeli-Arab women - 'Lady Kul el-Arab.' While preparing for the pageant, a special relationship develops between Duah and fashion designer Jack Yaakob. Together they go to Tel Aviv to register Duah for the general Israeli beauty contest as well. Duah breezes through the preliminary selections for the contest and changes her name to Angelina. Lady Kul el-Arab which set out as a glamorous film about a beauty pageant, turned into a moving story of a family caught between cultures.
A queer Arab boy, Nazeem, looks up to his Muslim mother with awe. Later in life, it is only through being a drag queen that he holds on to their lost and fraught connection.
Photographed from a one-camera position, as if in the audience, there are four tumblers performing for a crowd of customers in the midway of an entertainment area.
Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colorful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.
Short released in 1897.
The struggle for Muslim women’s emancipation is often portrayed stereotypically as a showdown between Western and Islamic values, but Arab feminism has existed for more than a century. This groundbreaking documentary recounts Arab feminism’s largely unknown story, from its taboo-shattering birth in Egypt by feminist pioneers up through viral Internet campaigns by today’s tech-savvy young activists during the Arab Spring.
Presented by the award-winning author and property-rights activist Hernando de Soto, this public television special presents, for the first time, the basic human and economic events that led to the Arab uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. The program shows that "The Arab Spring" was less a political event than it was about the coming of the industrial revolution to a region where over 90% of the population lives and works outside the rule of law. De Soto shows us that this informal economy is, however, the one common thread that can contribute to the region's growth and stability.
It's a question that surprises most people: “Would you have sex with an Arab?” Film-maker Yolande Zauberman doesn't just ask anyone this question, she asks people in the clubs and bars and streets of Tel Aviv. 20% of Israelis are of Arab origin, but for some the question is still incomprehensible, for others long since reality and yet others a political issue. One thing it is never is immaterial. The film manages to break down the Middle East conflict into individuals and to show what enormous influence it has, even into the most intimate of spheres.
Fans of the now-defunct noise rockers Arab on Radar can catch members Eric, Steve, Jeff and Craig at their grinding, distorted best in this documentary that captures the band wreaking havoc at 10 different concert venues. Formed in Connecticut in 1994 and later signed to Skin Graft records, the band has been compared to seminal No Wave artists the Contortions and is known for its no-holds-barred live shows.
With Islam came the dominance also of a new race in Canaan, the Arabs. After a brief interlude of Crusader (Frank) domination, the Mamelukes (Turks and Circassians) came to rule the Middle East. And finally all the holy cities of Islam came under the protection of the Ottoman Turks. An adult education lecture by Dr. William Neidinger.
An exploration into the man behind the film-inspired myth, from both Western and Arab perspectives. Thomas Edward Lawrence, a 24-year-old British spy, was a figurehead in the Arab struggle for independence. In 1916, he united Arab tribes and led them in a war against the Turks who ruled over them for 400 years. The consequences of his successes and failures sowed the seeds of conflict that continue to plague the troubled region even today.
Arab Idol is the second Idol franchise in the Arab World. The show is a contest to determine the best young singer in the Arab World.
في العام 2006 بدأت قناة MBC تقديم برنامج الرابح الأكبر في موسمه الأول مع 14 مشترك يعانون من مشكلة الوزن الزائد. قسم المشتركون إلى فريقين الفريق الأحمر بقيادة المدربة زينة حابي والفريق الأزرق بقيادة المدرب هاني أبو النجا وساعدتهم أخصائية التغذية باسكال سعد لتعليمهم عن الغذاء الصحي. قدمت البرنامج في موسمه الأول المذيعة كارولينا دي أوليفيرا
Star Academy Arab World, also known as Star Academy: Al-Academya or Star Academy LBC, is a pan-Arab televised talent show, which began in 2003 that features a group of young male and female candidates from all over the Arab world. The show became a huge success instantly and a must-watch event everyday for its fans. It is the Arabic adaptation of the French television show Star Academy, which is produced by Endemol. Star Academy Arab World is produced by Netherlands company Endemol, Vanilla Productions & PAC Ltd. The show is based on the Spanish format called Operación Triunfo. The show basically revolves around 16–21 contestants that live in an isolated penthouse apartment for 4 months, with one of the contestants getting eliminated every week through a nomination process. The contestants get to showcase their talents in a weekly concert and perform on stage with various designs, dancers, solo performances, a cappella on piano sharing the stage with the most popular singers in the Arab World. One of the show's highlights are the appearances of some of the Arab World's most important performers such as Najwa Karam, Diana Haddad, Haifa Wahbe, Elissa, Angham, Asalah, Ramy Ayach, Myriam Fares, Kazem Al Saher, Nawal Al-Zoghbi, Marwan Khoury, Carole Samaha, Ehab Tawfik, Wael Kfoury, Sherine, Fares Karam, Abdallah Al Rowaished and many more. The show has also been successful for its reinvention and continuous changes, just as, starting from the third season, the show witnessed guests from international superstars such as Julio Iglesias, Anggun, Karl Wolf, Tina Arena, Chris De Burgh and Massari.
Project Fashion: El Musamim El Arabi is the Arabian Version of the successful American reality TV show "Project Runway". The show was premiered on February 26, 2006 to May 7, 2006 on Future TV. The show features 12 Arabian designers who compete to become "the next big Arab designer". During the Season Finale only one winner will be chosen. The host of the show is Norma Naoum, ex-Miss Lebanon 1999 and the mentor, the Lebanese designer Rabih Keyrouz.
Celebrity Duets Arab World is a reality television show based on the American reality show Celebrity Duets. It combines celebrities from different parts of the Arab world and professional singers in a weekly elimination competition in front of specialized judges. The show debuted on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation on October 22, 2010 and was hosted by former Miss Lebanon Dina Azar.
The Biggest Winner Arab: Couples is the fourth season of the Arabic version of the reality television series The Biggest Loser. The fourth season premiered on September 26, 2009. This season started with eight couples from six Arab countries and, unlike all past seasons, instead of the competition between Red and Blue Team the couples have competed against each other.
One hundred years after the Ottomans joined the war, this three-part series tells the story from an Arab perspective.
Amjad is an Arab-Israeli journalist whose problems with cultural identity drive himself and all around him crazy especially his wife, Bushra.
The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, "What's one thing you want to do before you die?" One of the girls blurts out, "Sex." Little do they know, the whirlwind unleashed by that word pushes each of these girls, with different backgrounds and personalities, onto their own clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths toward adulthood.
Arabian Nights is a two-part 2000 American/British miniseries, adapted by Peter Barnes from Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of the medieval epic One Thousand and One Nights. Mili Avital and Dougray Scott star as Scheherazade and Shahryar respectively. Produced by Dyson Lovell and directed by Steve Barron, the serial was a made by Hallmark Entertainment and originally broadcast over two nights on 30 April and 1 May 2000 on BBC One in the United Kingdom and ABC in the United States. The series consists of five stories from One Thousand and One Nights, which are framed within a sixth, maintaining the traditional style of stories within stories that is synonymous with the Nights. The series cast includes Alan Bates, Rufus Sewell, Andy Serkis, James Frain, John Leguizamo, Jason Scott Lee, Vanessa-Mae, Alexei Sayle, Jim Carter, and James Callis.
Arabela was a children's television series produced in Czechoslovakia which aired from 1979 to 1981. The series has 13 episodes and is in the Czech language.
The Crusades: An Arab Perspective is a four-part series produced by Al Jazeera English, which presents the dramatic story of the medieval religious war through Arab eyes. The series provides a new perspective on the history of the Crusades for a global, English-speaking audience, that has largely read about or studied the famous struggle from a primarily Christian and Western point of view.
Deep in the Gulf region is one of the world's last great wildernesses - a mysterious and magical landscape hidden to the world for decades. Observe the dramatic and varied geology and extraordinary wildlife in the world premiere of 'WILD ARABIA'. With unparalleled access, Animal Planet takes viewers to the crossroads of three continents to a clandestine kingdom of rich culture and breathtaking beauty. Once the trade hub of the ancient world, Arabia has transitioned into a secluded splendor where the modern world brushes up against a vast and ageless sweeping terrain. Feast your eyes on the scenic and sculptural sand dunes of Saudi Arabia and Oman, which are populated by camel trains and elegant white gazelles. Discover the scores of undersea volcanoes in the deep trenches off the coast of Yemen, and uncover the secrets of the Tigris-Euphrates River Delta.
A biography of Mohi El-Deen Ibn Arabi, one of the most famous Sufi leaders.