Category Archives: Film Reviews

Israel vs Israel

Israel vs Israel opens the mind and cries out to question the role of politics and nationalism which often play a diabolical role in developing relationships between human beings. Continue reading

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Rumi Turning Ecstatic

Personally meaningful and life focusing! by Malcolm L. Rigsby Subject: Travel one seeker’s quest for understanding of life and the Divine and experience a journey into the music, life and teachings of the mystic poet Mevlana Jelalludin Rumi. Year: 2005 … Continue reading

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Tears of Gaza

Here is a link to my review of the award winning documentary ‘Tears of Gaza’. Listed at the Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) database hosted by the libraries of the University of Buffalo. Tears of Gaza

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Times and Winds / Bes Vakit Film Review

Title: Times and Winds/ Bes Vakit Subject: Children grow up in a world of religious and cultural tensions. Year: Turkish Release: 2006; English Release: 2008 Produced By: Ömer Atlay Distributed By: Atlantik Film Format: DVD, Turkish with English Subtitles Reviewed by: … Continue reading

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Be Quiet, (2005) A film by Sameh Zoabi

Title: Be Quiet Rating: Five of Five Stars Subject: A young strong willed son and his father travel home from the west bank in Palestine to their home in Nazareth. Year: 2005 Produced By: Sameh Zoabi Format: DVD, English, Hebrew … Continue reading

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Forbidden to Wander (Mane’ Tajawwul) & Habibi, by Susan Youssef

Experiences of an Arab American woman who travels to the West Bank and Gaza to meet and realize her identity and love. A bright face, creative mind, and exceptional persistence culminate in Susan Youssef, director of “Forbidden to Wander”, and … Continue reading

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Budrus; by Julia Bacha and JustVision

Separation of Identity.    “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall”.               ~ Robert Frost, The Mending Wall     Don’t miss Budrus!  A visualization of Israeli-Palestinian barriers, dialogue, and cooperative activism. There is an old saying that goes something … Continue reading

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A Road to Mecca: The Journey of Muhammad Asad

A Road to Mecca is a personal journey.  Directed by Georg Misch.  Misch takes us on a trip beginning in the early 1920s when we are introduced to a young Jew by the name of Leopold Weis. Leopold is the name that carries … Continue reading

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A Dream For Kabul: Magic Heals the Heart

Distributed by the National Film Board of Canada, director Philippe Baylaucq brings a stark and realistic look at one man’s attempts to reconcile the loss of his only son in the 9-11 terrorist bombing of the twin towers in New York, and his humanitarian … Continue reading

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33 Days

33 Days a film by Mai Masri. Read my review at EMRO: your connection to quality open source reviews.  Educational Media Reviews Online database supported by the University of Buffalo Libraries. http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4164 Producer and director Mai Masri presents us with … Continue reading

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