Jasad & The Queen of Contradictions
A film by Amanda Homsi-Ottosson
Women Make Movies, 2011, 40 minutes
Women of Turkey: Between Islam and Secularism
A film by Olga Nakkas
Rights and Wrongs, the Story of Women in Islam
Directed by Corine Huq
Women Make Movies, 2011
A film by Karima Zoubir
“Camera/ Woman” is a poignant documentary set in Casablanca that touches upon the complex issue of gender in Moroccan society and focuses on a few key issues such as the lives of divorced women, the taboo of women working in certain professions, and the difficulties associated with challenging the established status quo.
The Battle for the Arab Viewer
A film by Nordin Lasfar
Icarus Films, 2012, 48 minutes
Nordin Lasfar’s “The Battle for the Arab Viewer” puts the debate about media bias and political influence center-stage. The film argues that despite pretenses to the contrary, neither Al Jazeera nor Al Arabiya operate in total objectivity.
Tahrir: Liberation Square
By Stefano Savona’s
Icarus Films, 2012
The revolution documented by Stefano Savona’s “Tahrir: Liberation Square” is not the sexy revolution of the media. Instead, Stefano Savona captures an organic Egyptian revolution – one of patience, uncertainty, and fraternity. The film is shot in Cairo on January 30, 2011, six days after Egyptians took to the streets.
Directed by Katia Jarjoura
Icarus Films, 2011, 72 min
Though "Goodbye Mubarak" begins with a shot of Cairo’s Tahrir Square full of protest, director and writer Katia Jarjoura focuses on rising political tensions three months before the Egyptian revolution.
Directed and written by Elyes Baccar
Cinema Guild, 2011, 94 minutes
.The late Mohamed Bouazizi was a butterfly for Tunisia. In life, he went unnoticed by society’s radar. But in death, his small wings blew tremors throughout the Arab world; his self-immolation on December 17, 2010 was seismic for the region. His death epitomizes the butterfly effect.