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Barry Berk
John Wraith, a man in his mid-40s, regains consciousness in hospital. His wife and daughter were killed in a car accident because he fell asleep… 
CastLionel Newton, Deon Lotz, Jay Anstey
LanguageAfrikaans   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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Yousry Nasrallah
The lives of a liberal Egyptian revolutionary and a pro-Mubarak horseman collide in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in this urgent, enthralling… 
CastSalah Abdallah, Nahed El Sebaï, Bassem Samra…
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
CWC$14A

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Hala Alabdalla
Initially intended as a documentary foray into the art of caricature in Egypt and Syria, when the insurgencies break out in both countries, Syri… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria/France
DOC$14A

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Ziad Doueiri
An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. Based on a novel by Yasmina Kha… 
CastAli Suliman, Evgenia Dodena and Reymond Amsa…
LanguageArabic   CountryLebanon | France | Q…
SP$14A

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Damien Ounouri
An exceedingly timely tribute of unsung everyday heroes of revolutions draws the intimate portrait of El Hadi, a seventy-year-old veteran of the… 
CastMohamed El Hadi Benadouda
LanguageArabic   CountryFrance/Algeria/Qatar…
DOC$14A

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Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
A Quebec doctor discovers the heartbreaking absurdity of life in Israel's divided West Bank, in this intense, politically-charged drama from the… 
CastEvelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Sivan Levy,…
LanguageArabic   CountryCanada
SP$18A

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Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Jo…
Lebanon's brief flirtation with space travel in the 1960s becomes a poignant metaphor for the Arab world's utopian dreams in this riveting docum… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountryLebanon, United Arab…
WL$PG

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Michael Mayer
A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli la… 
CastNicholas Jacob and Michael Aloni
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Israel
DISC$14A

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Dan Setton
In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to c… 
CastSalam Fayaad
LanguageArabic   CountryIsrael/Palestine/USA…
DOC$PG

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Annemarie Jacir
Jordan, 1967: displaced in a refugee camp after the occupation of their West Bank village, an 11-year old boy and his mother enact the emancipat… 
CastMahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Jordan
CWC$14A

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Mahdi Fleifel
An intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a we… 
CastMahdi Fleifel
LanguageArabic   CountryUnited Kingdom | Leb…
DOC$PG

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Saïd Ould-Khelifa
Zabana! is an impassioned, meticulously researched account of the short life of Algerian freedom fighter Ahmed Zabana, whose execution in 1956 b… 
CastImad Benchenni, Nicolas Pignon, Khaled Benaï…
LanguageArabic   CountryAlgeria
CWC$PG

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Eran Riklis
Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn … 
CastStephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Tagli…
LanguageArabic   CountryIsrael
SP$18A