Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age

by Glenn Baker

Stand Up explores the emergence of Muslim and Arab American comedians in the wake of 9/11, showing how the comics use humor to take on stereotypes about Middle Easterners and the issue of terrorism.

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 Story of People in War and Peace

by Vardan Hovhannisyan

After 12 years, journalist and former P.O.W., Vardan Hovhannisyan returns to the Soviet Union in search of answers to the war and lessons for peace.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Team Qatar

by Liz Mermin and Lawrence Elman

Team Qatar follows the journey of five Middle Eastern teens from the world’s richest country as they are initiated into the cutthroat subculture of competitive high-school debating.

Global Voices

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This is My Picture When I Was Dead

by Mahmoud Al Massad

An imaginative look at what happens after four-year-old Bashir comes back to life after the assassination of him and his father, a top PLO lieutenant.

Global Perspectives Collection

Waltz with Bashir

by Ari Folman

Written and directed by Ari Folman, this animated feature relates Folman’s struggle to come to terms with his role in the 1982 Lebanon War.

Global Perspectives Collection

The Water Project: Bahrain

by Omar Slaise

An enlightening quartet of international documentaries designed to bring awareness and attention to the worldwide water crisis.

Global Perspectives Collection

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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A Working Mom

by Limor Pinhasov and Yaron Kaftori

A divorced mother of two returns to her home and children in Bolivia after 15 years of struggling for a better life in Israel — only to find that her family members have become strangers.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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