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Middle Eastern & North African Cinema & Film: Streaming * Movies Online

A subject guide providing selected resources and other aggregated information for researching and studying Middle Eastern & North African Cinema & Film

Streaming Video : General Guidlines & Information

Guidelines for Streaming Audio-Visual Content * CORNELL

Image result for Streaming servicesStreaming services at Cornell, include also eCommons, MediaSpace, and Blackboard. Check also the following:Image result for cell phone

.Kanopy  Home Thousands of classic feature films, educational shorts and documentaries [Cornell University on Kanopy platform which you can access with your Cornell login: If a title doesn’t show up in a search let me know and we’ll contact Kanopy and ask them to acquire it [from the library's online catalog].

.Alexander Street Press have deals on their packages, which the library has bought, but do sell individual titles now as well.

Feature Films : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive Feature films, shorts, silent films and trailers are available for viewing and downloading.

Streaming Middle East Video :

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Streamed Movies (Samples)

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Between Allah and me (and everyone else). (1 video file, approximately 60 minutes) Originally produced by ConnectedEarth in 2015. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016. [Available Online] Summary:  No dress code inspires more debate than that of Muslim women. The film explores the challenges of four practicing Muslim women in Toronto making decisions about their personal dress codes. When they decide to start or stop wearing hijab, they interact with different members of society who have different opinions and ideas about the hijab. Capturing both deep emotions and humor, the film unveils how the hijab carries many diverse meanings and messages that may surprise non-Muslims, and also reveals the intricate and complex effects of hijab on Muslim women, their families and communities, and the larger multicultural society in the West.

5 broken cameras 2014. Video [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014. Hebrew.

Amal's Garden 2015Video [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015. In English [ "In Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, almost ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, the Kurdish, Turkish and Iraqi flags fly side by side. The filmmaker of Amal's Garden approaches this coexistence obliquely, with infinite tenderness, filming only what is intimate..." OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dubai International Film Festival 2012 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cinema du Reel 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Arab American National Museum 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Twin Cities Arab Film Festival 2014]

Steam-- the Turkish bath 2014 [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014. Italian

The Oddest War: When a Canadian Led a Turkish Army 2015 [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015. In English

Last Stop: Palestine. There is an invisible war going on in the West Bank. The Israeli settlers are waging a daily war on the Palestinians who remain; they… More info (84 mins 2013)

Holy Land from New Day Films On a desolate West Bank hilltop, 50 Israeli families live in house trailers, yards littered with rusting tricycles and old furniture.   This is Migron, the largest illegal settlement outpost, built in defiance of international law and the Israeli courts. 

Israel: Facing the Future [ from BBC ] As the Arab Spring transforms the Middle East and Iran continues to pursue its nuclear ambitions, BBC journalist John Ware visits Israel and discovers a country facing new and unprecedented threats to its very existence – from within and without.

Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force  [ from Playmount Productions]

Grandma, A Thousand Times (Teta, Alf Marra) is a poetic documentary that puts a feisty Beiruti grandmother at the center of brave film exercises concocted by her grandson to commemorate her many worlds before they are erased by the passage of time and her eventual death. ... Awards New York Times Critics Pick Doha Tribeca Film Festival - Winner of Audience Award Best Documentary Doha Tribeca Film Festival - Winner of Jury Special Mention Dox Box International Documentary Film Festival - Winner Audience Award Best Documentary London International Documentary Festival - Winner Best Film Award Fondation Liban Cinema - Trophy in recognition of its contribution to Lebanese Cinema DocsDF Mexico - Winner Jury Special Mention Mumbai Film Festival - Winner Best Film Celebrate Age Taiwan International Documentary Festival - Winner Merit Prize.

Asiklar : those who are in love c1996 Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, c1996. English

Dead presumed missing? 2003 Sant Cassia, Paul. Video Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, 2003. English [Between 1963-74, about 2000 Turkish and Greek Cypriots disappeared during hostilities between the two communities of Cyprus]

Fragments from the past 2006 Video London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006. This edition in English and Turkish with English subtitles.

With Olive Groves In The Aegean: Greeks & Turks 2016 Video [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016. In: English

Inside the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul 2014Video [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014. English

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    Cover Artالفيل الازرق - احمد مراد (watch online) يرصد الفيلم حياة طبيب نفسي يُدعى يحيى (كريم عبدالعزيز). يحيى طبيبٌ من نوعٍ خاصٍ مر بعدة مشاكل في حياته المهنية والشخصية، فبعد غياب يحيى عن العمل لمدة 5 سنوات يعود من جديد للعمل بمستشفي العباسية. يقرر يحيى العودة للعمل بجعبة جديدة والبدء من جديد ،لكن حين يُطلب منه كتابة تقريرٍ عن مريضٍ نفسي ،ينصدم عندما يعلم أن هذا المريض هو صديقه القديم دكتور شريف الكردي (خالد الصاوي). تتعقد الأحداث لتكشف لنا عن أسرارٍ مثيرة تتعلق بأبطال العمل لتُزيح الستار عن جبلٍ من الغموض. The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients...

    عمارة يعقوبيان-علاء الاسوانى(watch online) عمارة فى وسط مدينة القاهرة، تسكنها طبقات اجتماعية متباينة بعد الثورة، من أقدمهم زكى بك الدسوقى الذى تربى فيها فهو ابن عبدالعال باشا الدسوقى الوزير السابق ومن اقطاب حزب الوفد، الذى اقتصت الثورة الكثير من أطيانه. فى العمارة أيضًا الحاج عزام الذى بدأ من الصفر، عندما كان ماسح أحذية، فصار ثريًا، ثم عضوًا فى مجلس الشعب. أما حاتم رشيد فهو صحفى شاذ جنسيًا، له مكانته فى الوسط الاجتماعى، ويموت على يد عشيق له. وعلى سطح العمارة يعيش ملاك الترزى الذى يطمع أن  يشارك زكى بك فىفي المحل، ...The (original) novel described the Yacoubian Building as one of the most luxurious and prestigious apartment blocks in Cairo following its construction by Armenian businessman Hagop Yacoubian in 1934, with government ministers, wealthy manufacturers, and foreigners residing or working out of offices there. After the revolution in 1952, many of the rich foreigners, as well as native landowners and businessmen, who had lived at the Yacoubian fled the country. Each vacated apartment was then occupied by a military officer and his family, who were often of a more rural background and lower social caste than the previous residents.