Titles You Haven't Ranked (31)
The Red Tent (2014) - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Tal, a 17 year old Israeli, and Naim, a 20 year old Palestinian, were born in a land of scorched earth. They must endure an explosive situation that is not of their choosing at an age where young people are falling in love and taking their place in adult life. A bottle thrown in the sea and a correspondence by email nurture the slender hope that their relationship might give them the strength to confront this harsh reality to grapple with it, and thereby ever so slightly change it. (imdb)
Summary: 1975, Sarah, 8 years, is living in a Catholic orphanage. One day, her biological father, who she has never seen, presents itself and takes her with him for the weekend in Paris. But drugged, she wakes up in Morocco. From that moment on she only wants to choose instead of what they have chosen for her... her future life.
Summary: Do Not Forget Me Istanbul, produced by Sevil Demirci and Hüseyin Karabey, who attained international recognition especially with My Marlon and Brando (2008), comprises of six short films made by six internationally acclaimed directors aiming to remind that Istanbul’s past does not only belong to the current peoples of Turkey. (IKSV)
Summary: With the story of the Israel/Palestine-conflict as a contextual backdrop, we are shown and told the story of four palestinian women. It's all centered around Dar Al-Tifl - a school and home for palestinian orphans in Israel. Miral - one of the girls - has to carry the weight of her people, her history and her family on her shoulders, as she grows up with terrorism, Intifada, civil war and political conflict. Can she maintain a individual ambition in all this?
Summary: The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's persistence takes its toll on Daniel and Sonia, leaving Daniel alone with nagging questions of "Why?" (imdb)
Summary: A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a former schoolfriend. A warm, fruitful conversation starts between the two men... (imdb)
Summary: One relatively easy way to label Bab Al-Shams is to describe it as an audiovisual account of the Palestinian struggle from 1943 to 1994. The film begins on the eve of the Oslo Accords, with Younis, an old fedayi, in a coma, and Khalil, his adopted son, reminding him of the former's life story while he nurses him, thus setting off an engaging string of narratives that speak of resistance and love.
Summary: Ahmed Kasmi and his family fled Algeria and he is now only a week away from getting his Canadian citizenship. Ahmed's teenaged son Hafid, secretly a part of a group of militants, breaks into the immigration office and deletes databanks worth of information. Captured by security cameras, the act is broadcast throughout the country on the nightly news, just as Ahmed is practicing "O Canada" in his living room... (All Movie Guide)
Summary: Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, goes around and comes around in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is everybody's fool, there are many things that only he knows. He is closely related to the family of Abu Said, a former policeman who gains new hopes from the political developments. Oum Said, his wife, hangs her hope on the imminent release of their eldest son, Said, from jail. She tries to find him a bride to secure things for the future. (imdb)