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Operation Filmmaker

by Nina Davenport

Iraqi film student Muthana Mohmed — whose school was destroyed by American bombs — lands a dream job working on a Hollywood movie.

Independent Lens

Project Kashmir

by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel

Project Kashmir tests the limits of friendship and costs of war in one of the most dangerous and beautiful places on earth.

Independent Lens

Recycle

by Mahmoud al Massad

Abu Ammar, one of thousands of ex-Mujahideen in Jordan, now struggles to support his family on his meager earnings from recycling discarded cardboard. After years of fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan, Ammar struggles with his faith and the social realities of life in the hometown of the infamous al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

Shadya

by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler

Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Solar Mamas

by Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim

Jordanian wife and mother Rafea is leaving home for the first time — to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers.

Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices, Why Poverty?

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Storm of Emotions

by Yael Klopmann and Micky Rabinovitz

Storm of Emotions chronicles the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip and efforts to achieve democracy amidst great social and political turmoil.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

A Wedding in Ramallah

by Sherine Salama

A Palestinian American telephone repairman returns to Palestine for an arranged marriage with a stranger, embarking on a difficult life together that bridges different cultures, traditions, and expectations in a time of conflict.

Independent Lens

Wham! Bam! Islam!

by Isaac Solotaroff

When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

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