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Remembering the Arab Spring

Of Fathers and Sons

Talal Derki
2017 Germany, USA, Syria

Syrian director Talal Derki returns to his homeland to document the daily life of a radical Islamist family. After gaining their trust, Derki closely follows brothers Osama and Ayman, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic Caliphate.

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Arabic movie from 2013: The Square

The Square

Jehane Noujaim
2013 United Kingdom, Egypt, USA
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Series

Paranormal

Amr Salama
2020-2020 Egypt

A cynical hematologist with a dark sense of humor unwillingly embarks on a journey as his world is turned upside down after his lifelong scientific convictions are questioned. Set in the 1960s, the series depicts the adventures of Dr. Refaat Ismail, who begins experiencing paranormal activities which undermine his scientific beliefs.

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Short and Straight to the Point

The President's Visit

Cyril Aris
2017 Lebanon, Qatar, USA

When a small coastal town of fishermen learns about the secret visit of the President of the Republic to its local soap shop, they embark in an everlasting struggle at cleaning up and maintaining the perfect image of their town.

Available on Kanopy

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Record It!

Recycle

Mahmoud al Massad
2008 Netherlands, Jordan

Abu Amar, an ex-mujahideen, struggles to reconcile his faith and reality as he is forced to collect cardboard in the streets of Jordan to make ends meet for his family. Finding himself disillusioned with the chaos Afghanistan was left in during the 80's, he decides to write a book on Jihad. While simultaneously torn between his religious beliefs and ever-pressing economic problems, Abu must make a difficult decision to save himself from humiliation.

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Arabic movie from 2013: The Square

The Square

Jehane Noujaim
2013 United Kingdom, Egypt, USA
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Oscar Submissions

Of Fathers and Sons

Talal Derki
2017 Germany, USA, Syria

Syrian director Talal Derki returns to his homeland to document the daily life of a radical Islamist family. After gaining their trust, Derki closely follows brothers Osama and Ayman, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic Caliphate.

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Arabic movie from 2013: The Square

The Square

Jehane Noujaim
2013 United Kingdom, Egypt, USA
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Arabic movie from 2018: Capernaum

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki
2018 Lebanon, USA, France
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Arabic movie from 2014: Theeb‎‎

Theeb‎‎

Naji Abu Nowar
2014 United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan
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Next Award, Please

When I Saw You

Annemarie Jacir
2014 Palestine, Jordan, Greece

A young Palestinian refugee tires of his life in a refugee camp and decides to leave in search of his separated father. His curiosity, courage, and longing for a better life lead him to a group of like-minded people who embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.

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Arabic movie from 2018: Capernaum

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki
2018 Lebanon, USA, France
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Box Office Hits

The Idol

Hany Abu-Assad
2015 Palestine, United Kingdom, Qatar

From a ragtag band to performing in front of thousands, the life of famous "Arab Idol" singer Mohammed Assaf is explored. Mohammed will stop at nothing to achieve his dream of singing in the Cairo Opera Hall, even if it means getting smuggled across dangerous borders, forging documents, and defying all odds.

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Arabic movie from 2018: Capernaum

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki
2018 Lebanon, USA, France
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