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Iraqi Women: Voices from Exile

  This documentary film recounts the recent history of Iraq through the eyes and experiences of Iraqi women living in exile in Britain. It looks at the lives of women Read More

Four Women of Egypt

  The film opens with four middle aged women walking on a bridge at the barrages south of Cairo, Egypt. The four women speak throughout the film about Egypt, its Read More

The Silences of the Palace

  Set in 1950s Tunisia, the film is about a 25-year-old woman, Alia, who returns to her place of birth—a prince’s palace in which her mother, Khedija, worked as a Read More

Introduction to the Arab World

  Three fifteen minute segments providing an overview of the Arab World, the role of Islam in the Arab World, and the major social, cultural, political and economic dimensions of Read More

Kurosawa: A Documentary on the Acclaimed Director

  Director Adam Low explores the life and work of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, who is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential film directors of all-time. Low Read More

World Quest Series: Italy

  From its humble beginnings in 753 BCE, Italy, formerly known as Rome, was once a tiny hilltop village overlooking the Tiber River before becoming the most powerful empire the Read More

Italy: History, Geography and Commerce

  Shows historical, geographical, and cultural aspects of various regions of Italy. Gabriella Bertolissi: It has a very long, long history and a very colorful one. Possibly, I could start with Read More

The Prince

  When Niccolò Machiavelli penned The Prince—a heartless guide to creating and retaining autocratic political power that has no place for idealism and lofty virtues—he came to be widely regarded Read More

The Grim Reaper

  The brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one Read More

Lina Wertmüller Interview

  Film critic Carlo Lizzani interviews Lina Wertmüller about her extraordinary career as an Italian film director. Few filmmakers have stirred up as much controversy as Lina Wertmuller. This six-disc Read More