Self-Access Centre - Arabic - Films

5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat Guy Davidi , , 2014
Oscar-nominated film compiled from the video diary of a Palestinian farmer who documents unrest in his West Bank village. Emad Burnat starts filming with his first camera following the birth of his fourth son. At the same time in his village of Bil\\\'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers begin to resist this decision.
  • English subtitles
  • 90


Scandar Copti Yaron Shani , , 2009
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.
  • No subtitles
  • 124

Bab el hadid ( The Iron Gate)

Youssef Chahine , , 1958
Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks.
  • French subtitles
  • 77

Etz Limon (Lemon Tree)

Eran Riklis , , 2008
The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.
  • No subtitles
  • 106

Iraq in Fragments

James Longley , , 2006
Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension.
  • English subtitles
  • 94

Kalot Hamidbar

Ada Ushpiz , , 2008
This is the story of three relatively educated and independent Bedouin women trying to survive, each in their own way, a life of polygamy.
  • French subtitles
  • 75

Son of Babylon

Mohamed Al Daradji , , 2009
A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
  • No subtitles
  • 100

True Stories: War Child

Jezza Neumann , , 2010
Bafta Award-winning film-maker Jezza Neumann's shocking portrait of Palestinian children living in the aftermath of war.
  • No subtitles
  • 60