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Remembering the Arab Spring

Of Fathers and Sons

Talal Derki
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2017 · Germany, United States, 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, United States
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Series

Paranormal

Amr Salama
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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 Visit

Marouan Omara
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2015 · Egypt, Germany

When an inspection team from the World Bank arrives in an Egyptian village to assess the transformation of agricultural management, all of the activities are recorded by a television crew. But when the cameras are kept on even after the inspection is over, stereotypes about the Egyptian countryside are deconstructed and the role of mass media and rural people themselves are questioned.

Available on DocAlliance Films

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Record It!

Recycle

Mahmoud al Massad
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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, United States
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Oscar Submissions

The Square

Jehane Noujaim
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2013 · United Kingdom, Egypt, United States

Centered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, several young activists participate in the Egyptian Revolution. They are armed with determination, humor, social media savvy, and a passionate vision for the country’s future – but can that sustain them when dictator Hosni Mubarek’s fall proves to be only the beginning of their struggle?

Available on Film Movement Plus, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, Alamo on Demand, Kanopy, Netflix, Tubi TV, YouTube

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Arabic movie from 2015: 3000 Nights

3000 Nights

Mai Masri
2015 Occupied Palestinian Territory, France, Jordan
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Arabic movie from 2012: Wadjda

Wadjda

Haifaa Al-Mansour
2012 Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany
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Arabic movie from 2014: Theeb‎‎

Theeb‎‎

Naji Abu Nowar
2014 United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan
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Arabic movie from 2018: Capernaum

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki
2018 Lebanon, United States, France
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Next Award, Please

Yomeddine

Abu Bakr Shawky
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2018 · Egypt, United States, Austria

A Coptic leper and his orphaned young friend decide to leave their leper colony for the first time in search of their lost families. With only a handful of possessions, a loyal donkey, and each other, the two set out on this determined journey across Egypt --- a journey that proves to be both difficult and beautifully unforgettable.

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Arabic movie from 1990: Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces

Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces

Férid Boughedir
1990 Tunisia, France, Italy
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Arabic movie from 2012: Wadjda

Wadjda

Haifaa Al-Mansour
2012 Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany
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Arabic movie from 2014: Theeb‎‎

Theeb‎‎

Naji Abu Nowar
2014 United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan
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Box Office Hits

1000 Mabrouk

Ahmed Nader Galal
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2009 · Egypt

A greedy, arrogant accountant's plans to live as long as possible are dashed when he is forced to live the same day over and over again. With each day serving as a carbon copy of the one before, trapping him in an inescapable, vicious cycle, his entire view on life is changed.

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Arabic movie from 2015: The Idol

The Idol

Hany Abu-Assad
2015 Occupied Palestinian Territory, United Kingdom, Qatar
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Arabic movie from 2018: Capernaum

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki
2018 Lebanon, United States, France
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