14km Film Database

Concomitant with the 14km Film and Discussion Series we are offering a collection of films and movies about North Africa and the Middle East, which we intend to continually extend. With that we want to inspire people and give ideas and information to other organisations with interest in North African and Arabian cinema. Thus, if a movie that you appreaciate should be lacking, please tell us and we will add it.

This database is updated continuously! Tips and ideas are very welcome directly via email. Thank you very much!


 

Algeria

10949 Woman (10949 femmes), France 2014, documentary, 76 min, France, director: Nassima Guessoum
IMDB  Film’s website

Abd El-Kader, Algeria 2014, documentary, 93 min, Arabic/ English/ French, director: Salem Brahimi
IMDB  Trailer

Algérie en femmes, Algeria 1996, documentary, 23 min, Arabic, director: Horria Saihi
IMDB  Trailer

Algeria’s Bloody Years, Algeria 2003, documentary, 59 min, directors: Malek Bensmaïl, Patrice Barrat, Thierry Leclère
Film’s website

Algeria: Women At War, UK 1992, documentary, 52 min, producer: Parminder Vir
Production’s website
About women of the Algerian independence movement.

Bab El Oued City, Algeria/ France/ Germany/ Switzerland 1994, feature, 93 min, Arabic, director: Merzak Allouache
IMDB

The Battle of Algier (La battaglia di Algeri), Italy/ Algeria 1966, feature, 121 min, French/ Arabic/ English, director: Gillo Pontecorvo
IMDB

Bloody Beans (Loubia hamra), Algeria/ France 2013, 80 min, Arabic/ French, director: Narimane Mari
IMDB

Chronicle of the Years of Embers (Waqaa Seneen al-Jamr), Algeria 1975, feature, 177 min, Arabic, director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
IMDB
“Waqaa Seneen al-Jamr” was elected as third best Arabic film of all times by a jury of the Dubai International Film Festival in 2013 (Cinema of Passion – DIFF’s 100 Greatest Arab Films list). Award winner of the Palme d’or in Cannes 1975.

The Citadel (El kalaa), Algeria 1988, feature, 96 min, Arabic, director: Mohamed Chouikh
IMDB

Enough! (Barakat!), France/ Algeria 2006, feature, 95 min, French/ Arabic, director: Djamila Sahraoui
IMDB

El gusto, Irland 2011, documentary, 88 min, French, director: Safinez Bousbia
IMDB
Jewish-Muslim Chaabi-Band gives revival in Algier after 50 years.

Harragas, Algeria/ France 2009, feature, 95 min, Arabic/ French, director: Merzak Allouache
IMDB  Trailer

Mascarades, Algeria/ France 2008, feature, 94 min, Arabic, Regie: Lyès Salem
IMDB

Omar Quatlato, Algeria 1977, feature, 90 min, Arabic/ French, director: Merzak Allouache
IMDB

The Other World (L’Autre Monde), Algeria/ France 2001, feature, 95 min, French/ Arabic, director: Merzak Allouache
IMDB

Passage a Niveau, Algeria 2014, feature, 25 min, Arabic, director: Anis Djaad
IMDB  Synopsis (Films from Africa)

Rachida, Algeria/ France, feature, 100 min, Arabic/ French, director: Yamina Bachir
IMDB

The Repentant (El taaib), Algeria/ France 2012, feature, 87 min, Arabic, director: Merzak Allouache
IMDB  Trailer

The River (El oued, el oued), Algeria/ United Arab Emirates/ Netherlands 2013, documentary, 86 min, Arabic, director: Abdenour Zahzah
IMDB  Trailer  Alfilm 2015

The Rooftops (Es-Stouh – Les terraces), France/ Algeria 2013, feature, 92 min, Arabic, director: Merzak Allouache
IMDB  Trailer  70th Venice International Film Festival

The Winds of the Aures (Rih al Awras), Algeria 1966, feature, 95 min, Arabic/ French, director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
IMDB

Yema, Algeria/ France/ United Arab Emirates 2012, feature, 90 min, Arabic, director: Djamila Sahraoui


 

Chad

Arouna – Our Father, Chad/ France 2002, feature, 85 min, director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Films from Africa

Daratt – Dry Season, Chad/ France/ Belgium 2006, feature, 93 min, director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Films from Africa

Daresalam, Burkina Faso/ Chad/ France 2000, feature, 100 min, director: Issa Serge Coelo

Refugees But Human (Réfugiés mais humains),  Chad 2007, documentary, 33 min, directors: Pierre Rouamba, S. Pierre Yaméogo
Films from Africa
About the daily life by refugees’ perspectives in a refugee camp.


 

Egypt

½ revolution, Egypt 2011, documentary, 72 min, Arabic, directors: Karim el Hakim, Omar Shargawi
IMDB  Film’s website

18 Days – 10 Short Films from Egypt, Egypt 2012, Arabic;
(“Retention” by Sherif Arafa, “God’s Creation” by Kamla Abu Zikry, “19-19” by Marwan Hamed, “When the Flood Hits You…” by Mohamed Ali, “Curfew” by Sherif El Bendari, “Revolution Cookies” by Khaled Marei, “#Tahrir 2/2” by Mariam Abou Ouf, “Window” by Ahmad Abdalla, “Interior/Exterior” by Yousry Nasrallah, “Ashraf Seberto” by Ahmad Alaa)
Project summary

41 Days (41 Youm), Egypt 2012, 20 min, director: Ahmed Abdelaziz
IMDB  Synopsis

A Beginning and an End (Bidaya wa Nihaya), Ägypten 1990, Spielfilm, 130 min, arabisch, Regie: Salah Abouseif
IMDB

After the Battle (Baad el mawkeaa), France/ Egypt 2012, Spielfilm, 122 min, Arabic, director: Yousry Nasrallah
IMDB

Alexandria Again and Forever, Egypt/ France 1990, feature, 104 min, Arabic, director: Youssef Chahine

Al Jazeera World – Revolution Through Arab Eyes – The Factory, Egypt, 48 min, English, directors: Ayman el-Gazwy, Cristina Bocchialini

Al Midan, Egypt 2013, 108 min, Arabic/ English, director: Jehane Noujahim
IMDB  Trailer
Documentary about the revolution in Egypt

All my life, Egypt 2008, 120 min, Arabic/ German/ English/ French, director: Maher Sabty
IMDB
Feature movie about homosexualtiy

Another Night on Earth, Egypt 2012, documentary, 52 min, Arabic, director: David Munoz
IMDB  Trailer

ART/WAR, Germany 2013, documentary 90 min, English, director: Marco Wilms
IMDB  Film’s website
Documentary baout political street art in Egypt

At Night, They Dance (La nuit, elles dansent), Canada/ Egypt 2012, 81 min, Arabic, director: Isabelle Lavigne
IMDB
Documentary about belly dancers in Cairo

Bus Driver (Sawak al-Utubis), Egypt 1983, feature, 107 min, Arabic, director: Atef El-Tayeb
IMDB

Cairo Station (Bab el Hadid), Egypt 1958, feature, 95 min, Arabic, director: Youssef Chahine
IMDB
“Bab el Hadid” was elected second best Arabic movie of all times by a jury at the Dubai International Film Festivals in 2013 (Cinema of Passion – DIFF’s 100 Greatest Arab Films list).

Catharsis, Egypt 2013, documentary, 8 min, Arabic/ English, director: Alia Ayman

Coming Forth by Day, Egypt/ United Arab Emirates 2012, 96 min, Arabic, director: Hala Lotfy
IMDB  Trailer  Arsenal distribution

Cairo Drive, Egypt/ USA 2013, documentary 77 min, Arabic/ English, director: Sherief Elkatsha
IMDB  Trailer

Crop, Egypt/ Germany 2013, documentary, 49 min, Arabic/ English, directors: Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara
IMDB  Trailer

Dantella, Egypt 1998, feature, 117 min, Arabic, director: Inas Al Degheidy

Date Wine (Arak el-Balah), Egypt/ Netherlands/ Switzerland 1998, feature, 110 min, Arabic, director: Radwan El-Kashef
IMDB

Décor, Egypt 2014, feature, 116 min, Arabic, director: Ahmad Abdalla

An Egyptian Story, Egypt 1982, feature, 115 min, Arabic/ English, director: Youssef Chahine

The Collar and the Bracelet (El Towk wa el Eswera), Egypt 1986, feature, 115 min, Arabic, director: Khairy Beshara
IMDB

Electro Chaabi, Egypt/ France 2013, documentary, 77 min, Arabic, director: Hind Meddeb
14km Film and Discussion Series November 2015
„Mahragan“ – Music as Revolution
IMDB  Distribution’s website, synopisis and trailer

Excuse My French, Egypt 2014, feature, 99 min, Arabic, director: Amr Salama

Forbidden (“Mamnou”), Egypt/ Spain 2011, documentary 67 min, Arabic, director: Amal Ramsis
IMDB  Trailer

Freedom Bus, Germany 2013, documentary, 91 min, Arabic, director: Fatima Geza Abdollahyan
IMDB  Trailer  Film’s website

The Game, Egypt 2013, documentary, 55 min, Arabic, director: Olfat Osman
Trailer

Garbage Dreams, USA 2009, documentary, 79 min, English/ Arabic, director: Mai Iskander
IMDB  Trailer

The Gate of the Sun (Bab el shams), France/ Egypt/ Morocco/ Denmark/ Belgium 2004, feature, 278 min, Arabic/ English/ French, director: Yousry Nasrallah
IMDB

Hassan and Marcus, Egypt 2008, feature, 112 min, Arabic, director: Ramy Imam
IMDB
About the live of Muslims and Christian Copts in Egypt

Heliopolis, Egypt 2009, feature, 96 min, Arabic/ French, director: Ahmad Abdalla
IMDB

In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution, USA/ Egypt 2011, documentary, 36 min, Arabic/ English, directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill
IMDB

In The Last Days of the City, Egypt/ Germany/ UK/ UNited Arab Emirates 2016, feature, 118 min, Arabic, director: Tamer El Said

In the shadow of a man, Egypt 2012, documentary, 65 min, Arabic, director: Hanan Abdalla
IMDB  Berlinale 2012

Je suis le peuple – I am the people, France/ Egypt 2014, documentary, 111 min, Arabic, director: Anna Roussilion

Kairo 678, Egypt 2010, 100 min, Arabic/ German/ English, director: Mohamed Diab
IMDB  Trailer
Documentary about sexual harassment

Kit Kat, Egypt 1991, feature, 127 min, Arabic, director: Daoud Abdel Sayed
IMDB

The Land (Al-ard), Egypt 1969, feature, 130 min, Arabic, director: Youssef Chahine
IMDB

A Man Since Long Time, Egypt 2012, documentary, 17 min, Arabic, director: Mahmoud Yossry

Mercedes, Egypt/ France 1993, feature, 108 min, Arabic, director: Yousri Nasrallah

The Mice Room, Egypt/ United Arab Emirates 2013, feature, 85 min, Arabic, directors: Ahmed Magdy Morsy, Mohamad El Hadidi, Mayye Zayed, Hend Bakr, Mohamed Zedan, Nermeen Salem

Microphone, Egypt 2010, feature, 122 min, Arabic, director: Ahmad Abdalla
IMDB  Trailer
About undergorund music in Alexandria

Mohammad Saved From the Waters (Mohammad sauvè des eaux), Egypt/ France/ Germany 2012, 93 min, Arabic, director: Safaa Fathy
IMDB

The Mummy (Al-Mummia), Egypt 1969, feature, 102 min, Arabic, director: Chadi Abdel Salam
IMDB   Film on archive.org (DVD, without subtitles)   Film on archive.org (with English and Arabic subtitles)
Classic movie, also known as “The Night of Counting the Years”. “Al-Mummia” was elected the best Arab film of all times by a jury of the Dubai International Film Festival in 2013 (Cinema of Passion – DIFF’s 100 Greatest Arab Films list).

The Nightingale’s Prayer (Duaa al-Karwan), Egypt 1959, feature, 110 min, Aabic, director: Henry Barakat
IMDB

The Noise of Cairo, Germany/ Egypt 2012, documentary 57 min, Arabic/ English, director: Heiko Lange
IMDB  Film’s website

Nomad’s Home (BEIT SHA’AR), Egypt/ Germany/ Kuwait/ United Arab Emirates 2010, 61 min, English/ Arabic, director: Iman Kamel
IMDB
Documentary about Beduins at Sinai

Odd, Egypt 2013, feature, 13 min, Arabic, director: Karim El-Shenawy

On the Road to Downtown, Egypt 2012, documentary, 52 min, Arabic, director: Sherif Elbendary
IMDB

Out on the Street (Barra Fel Share’), Egypt 2015, documentary and feature film, 71 min, Arabic, directors: Jasmina Metwaly, Philip Rizk
IMDB  Film production’s website  Berlinale Forum Expanded 2015

Rags and Tatters (Farsh w Ghata), Egypt 2013, feature, 87 min, Arabic, director: Ahmad Abdalla
IMDB  Trailer

Reporting… a Revolution, Egypt 2012, documentary, 62 min, Arabic, director: Bassam Mortada
IMDB  Trailer

Scheherazade, tell me a Story, Egypt 2009, feature, 135 min, Arabic, director: Yousry Nasrallah
IMDB  Synopsis

The Shepherd and the Women (Al-ra’i wa al-nisa’), Egypt 1991, feature, 100 min, Arabic, director: Ali Badarakhan

Sing freedom, Egypt/ Tunisia 2011
http://www.eurient.info/de/musalsal.asp
About music and protest

A Single Smile is Enough (Ibtisama wahida takfi), Egypt 1978, feature, 100 min, Arabic, director: Mohamed Bassiony

The Sparrow (Al-Asfour), Egypt/ Algeria 1972, feature, 105 min, Arabic, director: Youssef Chahine
IMDB

Eine Stadt wie Koshari, Egypt/ Germany 2013, documentary, 65 min, Regie: Joceline Berger
Trailer

Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Politician, Germany/ Egypt 2011, documentary, 90 min, Arabic, directors: Tamer Ezzat, Ahmad Abdalla, Ayten Amin, Amr Salama
IMDB

Tahrir – Liberation Sqaure, France/ Italy 2011, documentary, 91 min, Arabic, director: Stefano Savona
IMDB  Trailer  Film’s website

Terrorism and Kebab (Al-irhab wal kabab), Egypt 1992, feature, 105 min, Arabic, director: Sherif Arafa

Voices of Tahrir, Egypt/ Germany 2011, documentary, 21 min

Waves, Egypt/ Morocco, 2013, documentary, 71 min, director: Ahmed Nour
IMDB  Trailer

We Are Egypt: The Story Behind the Revolution, Egypz 2012, documentary, English/ Arabic, director: Lillie Paquette
14km Film and Discussion Series August 2013
Successful start of the Arabic Film and Discussion Series at ZK/U
IMDB

The Wife of an Important Man (Zawgat Ragol mohim), Egypt 1987, feature, 110 min, Arabic, director: Mohamed Khan
IMDB

Winter of Discontent, Egypt 2012, feature, 96 min, Arabic, director: Ibrahim el-Batout
IMDB

Words of Witness, USA/ Egypt 2012, documentary, 70 min, director: Mai Iskander
IMDB  Trailer

Ya Sabah al Anwar, Egypt 2013, feature, 5 min, Arabic, director: Salma Amir

The Yacoubian Building (Omaret Yakobean), Egypt 2006, feature, 161 min, Arabic/ French/ English, director: Marwan Hamed
IMDB

 


 

Ethiopia

Asmat, Italy 2014, 18 min, director: Dagmawi Yimer

The Athlete (Atletu), Ethiopia/ Germany 2009, feature, 92 min, directors: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew
Films from Africa

Tiya’s Dream (La rêve de Tiya), France/ Mauretania 2008, documentary, 12 min, director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Like a Man on Earth (Come un uomo sulla terra), Italy/ Ethiopia 2008, documentary, 60 min, director: Dagmawi Yimer
Films from Africa

Menged (On the road), Ethiopia/ Germany 2006, feature, 21 min, director: Daniel Taye Workou
Films from Africa

Nishan – Medal of Honor, Ethiopia 2013, feature, 101 min, director: Yidnekachew Shumete Desalegn

Uproar (Girgir), Ethiopia 1996, feature, 117 min, director: Yemane Dimissie


 

Eritrea

Asmat, Italy 2014, 18 min, director: Dagmawi Yimer


 

Jordan

Recycle, Netherlands/ Jordan 2007, documentary, Arabic, 78 min, director: Mahmoud al Massad
14km Film und Discussion Series October 2013
This was our fourth Arab Film and Discussion evening (Jordan)
IMDB

The Last Friday (Al Juma Al Akheira), United Arab Emirates/ Jordan 2011, feature, 88 min, Arabic, director: Yahya Alabdallah
IMDB   Trailer   Berlinale 2012


 

Lebanon

Akar, Libanon 2013, feature, 26 min, Arabic, director: Toufic Khreich
IMDB

Caramel (Sukkar Banat), Libanon 2007, feature, 95 min, Arabic/ French, director: Nadine Labaki
IMDB

Door to Door (Beb ‘A Beb), Libanon 2012, documentary, 11 min, Arabic, director: Mu’taz Salloum
Youtube

The Dream (Al-Manam), Syria/ Palestine 1987, documentary, 45 min, director: Mohamad Malas

Freiheit – wie meine ich das?, Lebanon/ Germany 1981, documentary, 42 min, directors: Wolfgang Bienek, Robert Krieg, Thomas Reuter, Brigitte Schulz

Fukeira, Lebanon 2013, feature, 27 min, Arabic/ English, directors: Siska et. al.

Ghadi, Lebanon/ Qatar 2014, feature, 100 min, Arabic, director: Amin Dora

Home Sweet Home, Lebanon/ France 2014, documentary, 60 min, Arabic, director: Nadine Naous

Die Kinder Palästinas, GDR 1980, documentary, 54 min, German, director: Kurt Tetzlaff

Lebanon – Resisting Lunacy, Germany 2007, documentary, 71 min, German/ Arabic, director: Uwe-S. Tautenhahn
14km Film and Discussion Series May 2014
This was our Arab Film and Discussion event about Libanon
IMDB  Director’s film webpage

Maman, non merci, Lebanon 2013, feature, 52 min, Arabic, director: Anthony Chidiac

Mondial 2010, Lebanon 2014, feature, 19 min, Arabic, director: Roy Dib

Not Who We Are, Germany/ Lebanon 2014, documentary, Arabic, director: Carol Mansour
alquantara.de

Out of Life (Hors La Vie), Berlgium/ France/ Italy 1991, feature, 97 min, French/ Arabic/ English, director: Maroun Bagdadi
IMDB

Phantom Beirut (Ashbah Beirut), France/ Libanon 1998, feature, 117 min, Arabic, director: Ghassan Salhab
IMDB

Schatila – Auf dem Weg nach Palästina, Germany 1988, documentary, 45 min, director: Medienwerkstatt Freiburg

Sheherazade’s Diary, Lebanon 2013, documentary, 80 min, Arabic, director: Zeina Daccache

The Sheikh Imam Project, Lebanon 2014, feature, 8 min, Arabic, director: Gheith Al-Amine

Stable Unstable, Lebanon 2013, feature, 88 min, Arabic, director: Mahmoud Hojeiji

West Beyrouth, Belgium/ France/ Norway/ Lebanon 1998, feature, 105 min, Arabic/ French, director: Ziad Doueiri
IMDB

Where do we go now? (Ou Halla La Weyn?), France/ Lebanon/ Egypt/ Italy 2011, feature, 100 min, Arabic/ Russian/ English, director: Nadine Labaki
IMDB  Trailer  Filmkritik


 

Libya

Closed Sea (Mare chuiso), Italy 2012, documentary, 60 min, Italian/ Amharic/ Somali/ Tingric, directors: Andrea Segre, Stefano Liberti
IMDB
About the “push back” treaty in 2009 between Ghaddafi and Italy’s Berlusconi government, aiming to hold back refugees.

Libyen, the Revolution and Me, Germany 2013, documentary, 86 min, German/ English, director: Nicole Nagel
14km Film and Discussion Series April 2014
This was our Film and Discussion event about Libya
IMDB  Director’s movie website (This Film has been advertised during the production phase as Win or Die – Voices from the Libyan Revolution)

Lion of the Desert, USA/ Libya 1980, feature, 162 min, English, director: Moustapha Akkad
IMDB

The Message (Al Resalah), UK/ Libanon/ Morocco/ Kuwait/ Libya 1976, feature, 160 min, Arabic, director: Moustapha Akkad
IMDB
Classic movie shot in Libya. The film tells the origins of Islam and was produced in simultaniously in two language versions with different actors. The Arab’s version main cast was Abdallah Gheith, while Anthony Quinn was the main star of the English one.

Shadows of a Leader: Qaddafi’s Female Bodyguards, USA 2004, documentary, 59 min, Arabic/ English, director: Rania Ajami
IMDB

Witness: Libya, Libya 2012, documentary, 52 min, English, director: Abdalla Omeish
Trailer


 

Mali

Baara, Mali 1978, Spielfilm, 90 min, bambara, Regie: Suleyman Cissé
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Bamako, Mali/ USA/ France 2006, feature, 115 min, French/ Bambara/ English/ Hebrew, director: Abderrahmane Sissako
IMDB

Faro – Goddess of the Waters (Faro – La reine des eaux), Mali/ France/ Canada/ Burkina Faso/ Germany 2007, feature, 96 min, Bambara, director: Salif Traoré
Life on Earth (La vie sur terre), Mali 1998, feature, 61 min, Bambara/ French, director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Timbuktu, USA 1958, feature, 91 min, English, director: Jacques Tourneur
IMDB
Timbuktu, France/ Mauretania 2014, feature, 97 min, French/ Arabic/ Bambara/ English/ Songhay, director: Abderrahmane Sissako
IMDB
To Timbuktu, USA 2011, documentary, English, director: Andrea Wozny
IMDB  Film’s website
About the musician Vieux Farka Touré.
Yeelen, Mali 1987, feature, 105 min, Bambarah, director: Suleyman Cissé
IMDB  Information Arsenal Berlin  Forumskatalog Berlinale 1988

 

Mauretania

Nous aurons toute la mort pour dormir, Mauretania 1976, documentary, 134 min, French, director: Med Hondo
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Timbuktu, France/ Mauretania 2014, feature, 97 min, French/ Arabic/ Bambara/ English/ Songhay, director: Abderrahmane Sissako
IMDB

Waiting for Happiness (Heremakono), France/ Mauretania 2002, feature, 96 min, French/ Hassania/ Mandarin, director: Abderrahmane Sissako
IMDB


 

Morocco

Ali Zoua, Belgium/ France/ Tunisia/ USA/ Morocco 1999, feature, 105 min, Arabic/ French, director: Nabil Ayouch
IMDB

Alyam alyam, Morocco 1978, 87 min, Arabic, director: Ahmed El Maanouni
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Les casablancais, Morocco 1998, feature, 90 min, French, director: Abdelkader Lagtaa
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

C’est eux les chiens, France/ Morocco 2013, documentary, 85 min, Arabic, director: Hisham Lasri
IMDB  Trailer

Le Coiffeur du quartier des pauvres (Hallaq darb al-fouqara), Morocco 1982, feature, 117 min, Arabic, director: Mohamed Reggab
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Goodbye Morocco, France/ Belgium/ Morocco 2012, feature, 102 min, Arabic/ French, director: Nadir Moknèche

Linge sur terrasse, Morocco/ France 2007, 3 min, director: Fadma Kaddouri
Informationen Arsenal Berlin

My Makhzen and Me, Morocco 2012, documentary, 43 min, Arabic/ English/ French, director: Nadir Bouhmouch
14km Film and Discussion Series March 2014
This was our Arab Film and Discussion Event about Morocco
IMDB  Film’s and director’s website

Rock the Casbah, France/ Morocco 2013, feature, 100 min, French/ Arabic, director: Laila Marrakchi

Sons of the Clouds – The Last Colony, Morocco 2012, documentary, 81 min, Spanish/ English, director: Alvaro Longoria
IMDB  Trailer

As They Say (Kif Ma Yi Qulu), Morocco/ France 2011, feature, 20 min, Arabic, director: Hicham Ayouch
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

A Thousand And One Hands (Les mille et une mains), Morocco 1973, feature 75 min, French, director: Souhel Ben Barka
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Traces (Wechma), Morocco 1970, feature, 105 min, Arabic, director: Hamid Benani
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Two Sides of One Piece, Morocco 2010, 2 min, director: Mohssin Harraki
Arsenal distribution

Vue Aérienne, Morocco 2006, German, director: Bouchra Khalili
Arsenal distribution

Wahab, Morocco 1994, 4 min, director: Toni (aka Abu Ali) Serra
Arsenal distribution

The Wind Horse (Aoud rih), Morocco 2001, feature, 88 min, Arabic, director: Daoud Aoulad-Syad
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Women’s Wiles (Keid Ensa), Morocco 1999, feature 90 min, Arabic, director: Farida Belyazid
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

The World under the Table (Le monde sous la table), Morocco/ France 2010, 8 min, director: Mohssin Harraki
Arsenal distribution

 


 

Niger

Al’lèèssi … Une Actrice africaine, Niger 2003, documentary, 70 min, Songhai/ French/ Zarma/ Hausa, director: Rahmatou Keita
IMDB  Arsenal distribution
About Africa’s first professional movie actress.

The Polygamist’s Morale (Le wazzou polygame), Niger 1970, feature, 50 min, director: Oumarou Ganda
Filme from Africa

Women Cars Villas Momey (F.V.V.A. – Femme, Villa, Voiture, Argent), Niger/ Burkina 1972, feature, 68 min, director: Moustapha Alassane
Filme from Africa


 

Oman


 

Palestine

Aida, Palestine/ GDR 1985, 25 min, director: Marwan Salamah

Al Nakba, Qatar 2008, tv documentary, 192 min, English/ Arabic; production: Al Jazeera Network
IMDB  tv station’s information

Arafat and I, Palestine 2007, feature, 15 min, English, director: Mahdi Fleifel
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Art/Violence, Paelstine 2013, documentary, 75 min, Arabic, directors: Udi Aloni, Batoul Taleb, Mariam Abu-Khaled
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Be Quiet, Palestine 2006, feature, 17 min, Arabic, director: Sameh Zoabi
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Checkpoint Rock-Songs from Palestine, Spain 2009, documentary, 73 min, Arabic, directors: Javier Corcuera, Fermin Moguruza
IMDB  Trailer

Children of Fire, Palestine 2009, 3 min, director: Mohammed Al Hawajiri
Arsenal distribution

Chronicle of Love and Pain (Yadon Illaheyya), France/ Germany/ Morocco/ Palestine 2001, feature, 92 min, director: Elia Suleiman
IMDB

The Colour of Olives – A story of everyday life in Palestine, Mexico/ Palestine 2006, documentary, 97 min, Arabic, director: Carolina Rivas
IMDB

Condom Lead, Palestine 2013, feature, 14 min, director: Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser

Farther than the Eye can see, Palestine 2013, documentary 13 min, Arabic, director: Basma Alsharif
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Filistin – Sigil Sha’ab (Palästina – Chronik eines Volkes), Palestine/ GDR 1984, documentary, Arabic/ German, 110 min, director: Kais al-Zubaidi

The First Sea, Austria/ Germany/ Israel 2013, documentary, 60 min, director: Clara Trischler
IMDB  Film’s website

Five Broken Cameras, Palestine/ Israel/ France/ Netherlands 2011, documentary, 94 min, Arabic/Hebrew, director: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
IMDB

Gaza Strip, USA 2002, documentary, 74 min, Arabic, director: James Longley
IMDB  Homepage des Films/Regisseurs

Gaza: Tunnels to Nowhere, USA/ Palestine/ Egypt 2012, documentary, 23 min, English, director: Miriam Abu Sharkh
IMDB  Homepage des Films mit Trailer

Good Morning Jerusalem, Palestine 2004, documentary, 52 min, Arabic, Regie: Suha Araaf
Kurzinformation

Habibi, Palestine 2011, feature, 85 min, Arabic, director: Susan Youssef
IMDB  Film’s homepage  Synopsis

I am in Jerusalem, Palestine 2007, documentary, 35 min, director: Munajridi
Trailer

Infiltrators, United Arab Emirates/ Palestine/ Libanon 2012, docuementary, 70 min, Arabic, director: Khaled Jarrar

Intifada – Auf dem Weg nach Palästina, Germany 1989, documentary, 52 min, director: Robert Krieg

The Last Station, Palestine 2007, 7 min, Arabic, director: Ghada Terawi
Arsenal distribution

Like Twenty Impossibles, Palestine 2003, feature, 17 min, Arabic, director: Annemarie Jacir
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Man Without a Cellphone, Palestine/ Israel/ France/ Belgium/ Qatar 2011, feature, 78 min, Arabic/ Hebrew, director: Sameh Zoabi
IMDB  Synopsis Bristol PFF

My Love Awaits Me by the Sea (Habibi bistanan and al bahar), Jordan/ Germany/ Palestine/ Qatar 2013, documentary, 80 min, director: Mais Darwazah
IMDB

Nation Estate, Palestine/ Denmark 2012, feature, 9 min, director: Larissa Sansour

Nun wa Zaytun, Palestine 2014, documentary, 50 min, Arabic, director: Emtiaz Diab

Omar, Palestine 2013, feature, 97 min, Arabic, director: Hany Abu-Assad

Paradise Now (Aljinah Alaan), France/ Germany/ Netherlands/ Palestine 2005, feature, 90 min, Arabic/ English, director: Hany Abu-Assad
IMDB  Trailer

Port of Memory, Palestine/ Germany 2009, feature, 61 min, Arabic/ Hebrew, director: Kamal Aljafari
IMDB  Film’s website  Arsenal distribution

Return to Haifa (A’Id Ila Haifa), Palestine 1982, feature, 77 min, Arabic, director: Kassem Hawal

The Shooter, Palestine 2008, 7 min, Arabic/ English, director: Ihab Jadallah
Arsenal distribution

Smile and the World Will Smile Back (Im tekhayekh, ha’Olam yekhayekh elekha), Israel/ Palestine 2014, documentary, 21 min, directors: Abdelkarim al-Haddad, Ahmad al-Haddad, Diaa al-Haddad, Shada al-Haddad, Yoav Gross, Ehab Tarabieh
IMDB

Though I Know The River Is Dry, Palestine 2013, feature, 19 min, Arabic, director: Omar Robert Hamilton

Ticket from Azrael, Palestine 2009, documentary, 30 min, Arabic, director: Abdallah al Ghoul
IMDB
Documentary about refugee tunnels to Egypt

The Time that Remains (El Zemen al Baqi), UK/ Italy/ Belgium/ France/ Palestine 2009, feature 109 min, Arabic/ Hebrew/ English, director: Elia Suleiman
IMDB  Trailer

Turtle’s Rage, Germany 2012, documentary, 70 min, director: Pary El-Qalqili
14km Film and Discussion Series September 2013
This was our second Arab Film and Discussion event
IMDB

Wedding in Galilee (Urs al-Jalil), Belgium/ France/ Palestine 1987, feature, 113 min, Arabic/ Hebrew/ Turkish, director: Michel Khleifi
IMDB

Why?, Palestine 1982, documentary, 23 min, directors: Monica Maurer, Abdel Rahman Bseisso

We Began By Measuring Distance, Palestine 2009, 19 min, Arabic, director: Basma Alsharif
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Wir weigern uns Feinde zu sein, Palestine/ Israel 2011, documentary, 90 min, direcotrs: Stephanie Landgraf, Johannes Gulde

Within the Eye of the Storm, Israel/ Palestine 2012, documentary, 74 min, Arabic/ Hebrew, director: Shelley Hormon
IMDB  Film’s website  Trailer

Yawm El-Ard, Palestine 1978, documentary, 30 min, director: Ghaleb Shaath

… Shajarat Zeytoun, Palestine/ GDR 1987, 26 min, director: Marwan Salamah

 


 

Saudi Arabia

Saudi’s Secret Uprising, UK 2014, documentary, 50 min, Arabic, director: Safa Al Ahmad
IMDB  BBC review

Wadjda, Saudi Arabia/ Germany/ USA/ United Arab Emirates/ Jordan/ Netherlands, feature, 98 min, Arabic, director: Haifaa Al Mansour
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Women Without Shadows, Saudi Arabia 2005, documentary, 45 min, Arabic, director: Haifaa Al Mansour
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Sudan

Abu Haraz, Poland 2013, documentary, 72 min, director: Maciej J. Drygas
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Beats of the Antonov, Sudan/ South Africa 2014, documentary, 68 min, Arabic, director: Hajooj Kuka
IMDB  Trailer

Darfur’s Skeleton, USA 2009, documentary, 52 min, director: Hisham Haj Omar (alias Hajooj Kuka)
14km Film and Discussion Series September 2015
„The Reality is Worse“ – Film Screening of „Darfur’s Skeleton“

IMDB  Film’s website  director’S CV

Facing Sudan, USA 2007, documentary, 90 min, English, director: Bruce David Janu
IMDB  Film’s website

Lost Boys of Sudan, USA 2003, documentary, 87 min, English/ Arabic/ Dinka/ Swahili, directors: Megan Mylan, Jon Shenk
IMDB

Saving South Sudan, USA 2014, tv documentary, 35 min, English, director: Robert Young Pelton
IMDB  Dokumentary on youtube  background on Vice

Sudan: History of a Broken Land, Qatar 2011, tv documentary, 47 min, English, director: Jamie Dora
Dokumentary on youtube

We Come as Friends, France/ Austria 2013, documentary, 110 min, English/ Chinese/ Arabic, director: Hubert Sauper
IMDB  Film’s website  Berlinale Special 2014


 

Syria

Before Vanishing, France/ Syria 2005, 13 min, French, director: Joude Gorani
Arsenal distribution

Border, Italy 2013, feature, 95 min, director: Alessio Cremonini
IMDB  Trailer  Film review

The Box of Life (Sunduq al-dunyâ), Syria/ France 2002, feature, 112 min, Arabic, director: Ossama Mohammed
IMDB

Canvas on Mixed Media, Syria 2015, feature, 5 min, director: Jalal Maghout

The Chickens (Al Dajaj), Syria 1978, documentary, 45 min, Arabic, director: Omar Amiralay
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Damascus, My First Kiss, Syria 2012, documentary, 42 min, Arabic, director: Lina Al Abed
IMDB

Dolls: A Woman from Damascus, Syria/ Denmark 2007, documentary, 60 min, Arabic/ English, director: Diana El Jeiroudi
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Dreams of the City (Ahlam el Madina), Syria 1983, feature, 120 min, Arabic, director: Mohamed Malas
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The Dupes (Al-Makhdu’un), Syria 1972, feature, 107 min, Arabic, director: Tewfik Saleh
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En sort streg om øjet, Denmark 2006, documentary, 29 min, Arabic, director: Camilla Magid
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Everyday Life in a Syrian Village (Al hayatt al yawmiyah fi quariah suriyah), Syria 1973, documentary, 94 min, Arabic, director: Omar Amiralay
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

I Exist, Syria/ Egypt 2013, documentary, 10 min, Arabic, director: Ahmed Abdelnaser

The Forty-Second Winter, Syria 2009, 17 min, director: Ehab Tarabieh
Arsenal distribution

The Half-Meter Incident (Hadisat an Nusf Meter), Syria 1981, 121 min, Syrian/ Arabic, director: Samir Zikra
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Haunted, Germany/ Syria/ Libanon 2014, documentary, 117 min, Arabic, director: Liwaa Yazji
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Khutwa Khutwa, Syria 1978, documentary, 25 min, Arabic, director: Ossama Mohammed
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Ladder to Damascus (Soullam ila Dimashq), Qatar/ Libanon/ Syria 2013, feature, 95 min, director: Mohamed Malas
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The Light in her Eyes, USA/ Syria 2011, documentary, 87 min, Arabic, directors: Julia Meltzer, Laura Nix
IMDB  Film’s website

The Long Night, Syria 2009, feature, 93 min, Arabic, director: Hatem Ali
IMDB  Trailer

The Night (Al-liel), Syria 1992, feature, 119 min, Arabic, director: Mohamed Malas
IMDB

Not Who We Are, Germany/ Libanon 2014, documentary, Arabic, director: Carol Mansour
alquantara.de

Once Again, Syria 2010, feature, 96 min, Arabic, director: Joud Said
IMDB

Over the Sky of Damascus, Syria 2004, 60 min, Arabic, directors: Fuad Alneirabia, Fuad Alnirabie, Edgar Jinbachian
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The Return to Homs, Syria/ Germany 2013, documentary, 94 min, Arabic, director: Talal Derki
IMDB  Film’s website

Round Trip, Syria/ United Arab Emirates/ Germany/ France/ Egypt 2011, feature, 73 min, Arabic, director: Meyar Al Roumi
IMDB  Trailer

Shards Mantra, Syria/ Germany 2013, feature, 6 min, director: Ali Kaaf

Silvered Water, Syria Self Portrait (Ma’a al-Fidda), France/ Syria/ USA/ Libanon 2014, documentary, 92 min, Arabic, directors: Wiam Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed
IMDB  Trailer

Stars in Borad Daylight (Nojoom Annahar), Syria 1988, feature, 105 min, Arabic, director: Ossama Mohammed
IMDB

Step By Step (Khutwa Khutwa), Syria 1979, documentary, 22 min, Arabic, director: Osama Mohammed
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

The Suffering Grasses, USA/ Syria 2012, documentary, 52 min, English, director: Iara Lee
14km Film and Discussion Series September 2013
The Suffering Grasses of Syria – Event Report
IMDB  Trailer  Further Informations


 

Tunisia

The Ambassadors (Assoufara), Tunisia 1976, 102 min, Arabic, director: Naceur Ktari
IMDB  Berlinale Forum / Arsenal distribution

As I Open My Eyes, France/ Tunisia/ Belgium 2015, feature, 102 min, Arabic, director: Leyla Bouzid

Aziza, Tunisia 1980, feature, 95 min, Arabic, director: Abdellatif Ben Ammar
IMDB  Berlinale Forum 1981 / Arsenal distribution

Azul, Tunisia 2013, documentary, 43 min, Arabic/ French/ Tamazigh, director: Wassim Korbi
14km Film and Discussions Series June 2015
Berbers in North Africa: Adaptation and Rebellion
Trailer

Bastardo, Tunisia 2013, feature, 106 min, Arabic, director: Néjib Belkadhi

Battleship Abdelkarim (Le Cuirassé Abdelkarim), Tunisia 2003, 8 min Arabic/ French, director: Walid Mattar
Arsenal distribution

Boubarnous, Tunisia 2013, feature, 16 min, Arabic, director: Badi Chouka

Camera Arabe, Tunisia 1987, documentary, 65 min, Arabic, director: Ferid Boughedir
IMDB  Berlinale Forum / Arsenal distribution

Et demain…, Tunisia 1972, feature, 93 min, Arabic, director: Brahim Babai
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Fooska, Tunisia 2007, 27 min, Arabic, director: Semy Elhaj
Arsenal distribution

Halfaouine – Child of the Terraces (Asfour Stah), France/ Italy/ Tunisia 1990, feature, 98 min, Arabic, director: Ferid Boughedir
IMDB

Hedi (Inhebbek Hedi), Tunisia/ Belgium/ France 2016, feature, 88 min, Arabic, director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Berlinale Competition 2016

Hidden Beauties, Tunisia/ France 2012, feature, 105 min, director: Nouri Bouzid
Trailer  background information

It Was Better Tomorrow, Tunisia 2012, documentary, 71 min, Arabic, director: Hinde Boujemaa

Karim and Leila (Et Karim aima Leila), Tunisa 1960, 30 min, French, director: Ferid Dendeni
Arsenal distribution

Man of Ashes (Rih Essed), Tunisia 1986, feature, 109 min, Arabic, director: Nouri Bouzid
IMDB

No Man’s Love, Tunisia 2000, 80 min, Arabic, director: Nidhal Chatta
Arsenal distribution

Revolution in Four Seasons, USA 2016, documentary, 87 min, English/ Arabic/ French, director: Jessie Deeter
IMDB   Film’s website

Red Satin (Satin Rouge), Tunisia 2002, feature, 99 min, Arabic, director: Raja Amari
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Shadow of the Earth (Dhil Al Ardh), Tunisia 1982, feature, 88 min, Arabic, director: Taieb Louhichi
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

The Silences of the Palace (Samt el Qusur), France/ Tunisia 1994, feature, 127 min, Arabic/ French, director: Moufida Tlatli
IMDB

Stranded (Gestrandet), Germany/ Tunisia 2001, 15 min, director: Milena Gierke
Arsenal distribution

A Summer in La Goulette (Un Eté à la Goulette), France/ Belgium/ Tunisia 1996, feature, 100 min, Arabic, director: Ferid Boughedir
IMDB

Tale of a Woman (Histoire d’une Femme), Tunisia 2005, 6 min, Arabic, director: Karim Souaki
Arsenal distribution

The Trace (Sama – La trace), Tunisia 1982-88, 92 min, Arabic, director: Néjia Ben Mabrouk
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Tandid – Condemnations (Tendid…), Tunisia/ France 2010, 15 min, Arabic, director: Walid Mattar
IMDB  Arsenal distribution

Voices After Revolution, Germany 2013, documentary 67 min, France/ English/ Arabic/ German, directors: Gisela Baumgratz, Alex Gangl, Nicolas Rolke
14km Film and Discussion Series June 2014

The Wedding (Al Irs), Tunisia 1978, 92 min, Arabic, directors: Jalila Baccar, Mohamed Driss, Fadhel Jaibi, Fadhel Jaziri, Habib Masrouki
Arsenal distribution

Wooden Hand, Tunisia/ France 2013, feature, 23 min, Arabic, director: Kaouther Ben Hania


 

Western Sahara

Cast in Sand – A Tale of Two Women, Western Sahara 2014, documentary, 23 min, Arabic, director: Rebecca Roberts-Wolfe
Film’s website

Desert Rose, Spain 2014, feature, 26 min, Spanish/ French/ Arabic, director: Emilio Alonso
IMDB

Digging Out the Truth, Spain 2013, documentary, 28 min, Arabic, director: Eztizen Miranda

La guerra – My Forgotten Land, Italy 2014, documentary, 29 min, Spanish/ Arabic, directors: Gilberto Mastromatteo, Fiorella Bendoni

„LIFE IS WAITING – Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara“, USA/ Western Sahara 2014, documentary, 61 min, director: Iara Lee
14km Film and Discussion Series September 2015
“Our patience is wearing thin!” The forgotten Sahrawi resistance struggle in Africa’s last colony.
IMDB  Further informations about the movie

A Message to Obama, Algeria/ Western Sahara 2014, feature, 13 min, Arabic, director: Mohamed Mhamdi

El Problema, Spain, documentary
Film’s website

Sons of the Clouds – The Last Colony (Hijos de las nubes – la última colonia), Spain 2012, dokumentary, Spanish/ English, director: Álvaro Longoria
IMDB

The Whisper of the Sand (El rumor de la arena), Spain 2008, documentary, 82 min, Spanish/ Arabic, director: Daniel Iriarte, Jesús Prieto
IMDB  Trailer


 

Yemen

Al Bayt Al Kabeer, USA/ Yemen 2013, feature, 5 min, Arabic, director: Musa Syeed
IMDB

The English Sheik and the Yemeni Gentleman, UK 2000, documentary, 76 mins, English, director: Bader Ben Hirsi
IMDB

Expedition Yemen – 126 Degrees in the Shade, Sweden 2014, documentary, 58 mins, English/ Arabic/ Swedish, director: Mikael Strandberg
14km Film and Discussion Series August 2015
The Difficulties of Doing Justice to Yemen in a Documentary

IMDB  Film’s website

The Gift Maker, Yemen 2011, feature, 23 mins, Arabic, directors: Ziryab Al-Ghabri, Abdurahman Hussain
IMDB  Film on Youtube

Karama has no walls, United Arab Emirates/ UK/ Yemen 2012, documentary, 26 mins, Arabic, director: Sara Ishaq
IMDB  Film’s website

The Melody of our Alienation, Yemen 2014, short, 4 mins, Arabic, director: Abdurahman Hussain
Film on Youtube  Film Producers

The Mulberry House (Bayt al toot), Egypt/ Syria/ UK/ Yemen/ United Arab Emirates 2013, documetary, 75 mins, Arabic, director: Sara Ishaq
IMDB

A New Day in Old Sana’a, UK/ Yemen 2006, feature 83 min, Arabic/ English, director: Bader Ben Hirsi
IMDB

The Old Lady Short Film, Yemen 2010, short, 6 mins, English, directors: Ziryab Al-Ghabri, Abdurahman Hussain
IMDB  Film on Youtube
Video homage to Sanaa.

The President’s Man and his Revolutionary Son, UK 2014, tv documentary, director: Nawal Almaqhafi
Website

The Reluctant Revolutionary, UK/ Ireland 2012, documentary, 70 mins, english/arabic, direcotr: Sean McAllister
IMDB  Trailer

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, UK 2011, feature, 107 mins, English/ Arabic/ Mandarin, director: Lasse Hallström
IMDB  Trailer


 

Amazigh (Berber)

Azul, Tunisia 2013, documentary, 43 mins, Arabic, French, Tamazigh, director: Wassim Korbi.
14km Film and Discussion Series June 2015
Berbers in North Africa: Adaptation and Rebellion
Trailer

Behind the Blue Veil, USA 2013, documentary, 62 mins, English, director: Robyn Symon.
IMDB
Film about the Touareg (Berber nomads) in Mali and the Sahara.

The Berbers of Djurjura, USA/Algeria 2006, 30 mins, director: Hacene Zennia.
Documentary about Kabyle society.

Berber Wedding (Hoffili), Tunisia 2013, documentary, 13 min, Arabic, director: Lotfi Mahfoudh

The Boat (Aghrrabou), Morocco 2013, feature, 80 mins, Tamazigh (Berber) language, director: Ahmed Baidou.
IMDB

From Tinghir-Jerusalem, France/Israel/Morocco 2012, 89mins, director: Kamal Hachkar.
Film about Jewish Berber community.

Mokhtar, Morocco/Switzerland/Canada 2010, 16mins, Arabic, director: Halima Ouardiri.
IMDB

Morning Star (Itto Titrit), Morocco 2013, feature, 112 mins, director: Mohamd Abazzi.
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Waiting for the Snow (Ifrane), Morocco 2009, 38 mins, director: Yassine el Idrissi.
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Yidir, Algeria/Switzerland 2012, 15mins, director: Tahar Houchi.
About Berber language, nightmares of a child going to school.


 

Arts / Music / Culture

Arabic Fusion: The Sound Between the Notes, United Arab Emirates/ Oman/ Libanon 2011, documentary, 35 min, English, director: Cyril Eberle
IMDB

Art War!, Germany 2014, documentary, 84 min, English, director: Marco Wilms
IMDB

City of Sounds, Germany/ Egypt 2014, documentary, 80 min, director: Janek Romero
IMDB

Desert Blues – Un voyage musical au coeur du Mali, France 2007, tv documentary, 60 min, French, director: Michel Jaffrenou
IMDB

Electro Chaabi, Egypt/ France 2013, documentary, 77 min, Arabic, director: Hind Meddeb
14km Film and Discussion Series November 2015
„Mahragan“ – Music as Revolution
IMDB  German distribution, with trailer

El gusto, Irland 2011, documentary, 88 min, French, director: Safinez Bousbia
IMDB
Jewish-Muslim chaabi band gives revival concert in Algier after 50 years of silence.

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, USA 2011, documentary, 90 min, English, director: Robert H. Gardner
IMDB  Film’s website  Review

Naguib Mahfouz – The Passing of the Century, France 1999, tv documentary, 50 min French/ English/ German, director: Francka Mouloudi
Sales catalogue (p. 285)
About the Egyptian winner of the Nobel Literature Price, Naguib Mahfouz.

Origin of the Arabian Nights, France 2012, tv documentary, 52 min / 90 min, English/ German / French, director: Bruno Ulmer
Sales catalogue (p. 285)
About the origins of the fantastic characters of Arabian Nights.

Pop Goes Islam, France 2011, tv documentary, 52 min, French/ English, director: Ismail Elmokadem
IMDB

To Timbuktu, USA 2011, documentary, English, director: Andrea Wozny
IMDB  Film’s website
About the musician Vieux Farka Touré.

Trances (Transes), Morocco/ France 1981, documentary, 90 min, Arabic, director: Ahmed El Maanouni
IMDB

 


 

Children

Bekas, Sweden/ Finnland/ Iraq 2012, feature, 97 min, Kurdish, director: Karzan Kader
IMDB

Dancing in Jaffa, USA 2013, documentary, 90 min, English/ Arabic/ Hebrew, director: Hilla Medalia
IMDB  Film’s website

Documentary Film on Child Participation in the Arab Countries, Egypt 2012, documentary, 24 min, Arabic, director: Nawara Mourad
Film’s website

The First Sea, Austria/ Germany/ Israel 2013, documentary, 60 min, director: Clara Trischler
IMDB  Film’s website with trailer

Living Skin, Egypt 2010, documentary, 52 min, Arabic, director: Fawzi Saleh
IMDB

Min Dît – The Children of Diyarbakir, Germany/ Turkey 2009, feature, 102 min, Kurdish/ Turkish, director: Miraz Bezar
IMDB  Film’s website  German distribution

Promises, USA 2011, documentary, 106 min, English/ Arabic/ Hebrew, directors: B. Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro, Carlos Bolado
IMDB

Turtles Can Fly, Iran/ Iraq 2005, feature, 98 min, Kurdish, director: Bahman Ghobadi
14km Film and Discussion Series July 2015
War and Flight through Children’s Eyes
IMDB  director/production  German distribution

 


 

Migration

14 Kilometers (14 Kilómetros), Spain 2008, feature, 95 min, director: Gerardo Olivares
14km Film- and Discussion Series October 2015
The long ignored prelude to the European migration crisis
IMDB

Aïssa, France 2014, feature, 8 min, director: Clément Tréhin-Lalanne
IMDB

Border, Italy 2013, feature, 95 min, director: Alessio Cremonini
IMDB  Trailer  Film review

Can’t Be Silent, Germany 2013, documentary, 87 min, director: Julia Oelkers
IMDB

Closed Sea (Mare chuiso), Italy 2012, documentary, 60 min, italian/ amharic/ somali/ tigric, directors: Andrea Segre, Stefano Liberti
IMDB
About the 2009 “push back” treaty between Ghaddafi and the Italian Berlusconi government, sending back refugees.

Foreign (Fremd), Germany 2011, documentary, 92 min, director: Miriam Fassbender
IMDB  Film’s website

Fuocoammare, Italien/ Frankreich 2016, Dokumentarfilm, 108 min, englisch/ italienisch, Regie: Gianfranco Rosi
IMDB   Berlinale 2016

Harragas, Algeria/ France 2009, feature, 95 min, director: Merzak Allouache
IMDB

Hope, Frankreich 2014, Spielfilm, 91 min, französisch/ englisch/ arabisch, Regie: Boris Lojkine

Hotel Sahara, Germany 2008, documentary, 85 min, director: Bettina Haasen
IMDB

How Much Further?, Belgium/ Greece 2012, documentary, 47 min, director: Matthias Wiessler
IMDB

Imagining Emanuel, Norway 2011, documentary, 52 min, director: Thomas Østbye
IMDB

The Land Between, France/ Australia/ Morocco/ Spain 2014, documentary, 78 min, director: David Fedele
IMDB  Film’s website

Little Alien, Austria/ Greece/ Morocco/ Slovakia/ Spain 2009, documentary, 94 min, director: Nina Kusturica
IMDB

Mediterranea, Italy/ France/ USA/ Germany/ Qatar 2015, feature, 107 min, director: Jonas Carpignano
IMDB

The Migratory Silk Road: Chinese in Egypt, Egypt 2013, documentary, 10 min, director: Kim Badawi
Film on Vimeo

The New World (De Nieuwe Wereld), Netherlands 2013, feature, 85 min, director: Jaap van Heusden
IMDB  Teaser

Not Who We Are, Lebanon 2013, documentary, 75 min, director: Carol Mansour

Refugees But Human (Réfugiés mais humains),  Chad 2007, documentary, 33 min, directors: Pierre Rouamba, S. Pierre Yaméogo
Filme aus Afrika
About the daily life of refugees in a camp.

To Whom It May Concern, Italy 2013, documentary, 16 min, director: Zakaria Mohamed Ali
IMDB

Töchter des Aufbruchs, Germany 2013, Documentary, 80 min, director: Uli Bez
Trailer  Films’ Website (German)

Turtle’s Rage (Schildkrötenwut), Deutschland 2012, Dokumentarfilm, 70 min, Regie: Pary El-Qalqili
14km Film- und Discussion Series September 2013
This was our second Arab Film and Discussion Event (Palestine)
IMDB

Unexpected (Inatteso), Italy 2005, documentary, 50 min, arabic/ italian, director: Domenico Distilo
IMDB   Berlinale 2006


 

Women’s Rights

10949 Woman (10949 femmes), France 2014, documentary, 76 min, French, director: Nassima Guessoum
IMDB  Film’s website

Algeria: Women At War, UK 1992, documentary, 52 min, producer: Parminder Vir
Production’s website
About women of the Algerian independence movement.

Algérie en femmes, Algeria 1996, documentary, 23 min, Arabic, director: Horria Saihi
IMDB  Trailer

Al’lèèssi … Une Actrice africaine, Niger 2003, documentary, 70 min, Songhai/ French/ Zarma/ Hausa, director: Rahmatou Keita
IMDB  Arsenal distribution  Catalogue Berlinale Forum 2004
About Africa’s first professional actress.

Cairo 678, Egypt 2010, 100 min, Arabic/ German/ English, director: Mohamed Diab
IMDB  Trailer
Documentary about sexual harassment.

Hidden Beauties, Tunesia/ France 2012, feature, 105 min, director: Nouri Bouzid
Trailer  Review

Much Loved, France/ Morocco 2015, feature, 104 min, Arabic/ French, director: Nabil Ayouch
IMDB
Not Who We Are, Germany/ Lebanon 2014, documentary, Arabic, director: Carol Mansour
alquantara.de
Shadows of a Leader: Qaddafi’s Female Bodyguards, USA 2004, documentary, 59 min, Arabic/ English, director: Rania Ajami
IMDB

The Source, Belgium/ Italy/ France 2011, feature, 125 min, director: Radu Mihaileanu
14km Film and Discussion Series December 2015
The Role of Women in Northern Africa – Struggles Between Tradition and New Freedom
IMDB  Trailer

Wadjda, Saudi-Arabia/ Germany/ USA/ United Arab Emirates/ Jordan/ Netherlands, feature, 98 min, Arabic, director: Haifaa Al Mansour
IMDB

Women Without Shadows, Saudi-Arabia 2005, documentary, 45 min, Arabic, director: Haifaa Al Mansour
IMDB

Wooden Hand, Tunesia/ France 2013, feature, 23 min, Arabic, director: Kaouther Ben Hania


 


 


 

External databases and collections

Abu Dhabi Film Festival Archive

Arab Shorts – Independent Short Films and Media Art (Arsenal e.V.)

Arab Women Filmmakers

Arsenal / Berlinale Forum Film data base (search for country of production)

Berlinale Archive (search for country of production)

Cinema for Peace Fundation

Cultures of Resistance

Films from Africa

From and About the Arab World (Berlinale 2012 Focus Arab Spring)

IMDb (search for title, character, keyword, plot summary)

Interfilm Berlin 2015: Arab Shorts

MecFilm

mîtosfilm Verleih

Moviepilot: The best Egyptian movies (German)

OFDb (German; search for country, production country)

Palestine Film Foundation

Videodrom (data base for users of Berlin’s famous video rental)

Women Makes Movies Film Catalogue

World Cinema Fund – VoD

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