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Peak into the Arab world by the medium of film...


Peak into the Arab world by the medium of film.

The most successful Arab documentary according to the reviews in Variety and Slant Magazine and a New York Times Critic’s Pick, Grandma, a Thousand Times, Daughters of Malakeh, the last documentary of the profound directors Jet Homoet and Sharog Heshmat Manesh, subtle family album Harat by Sepideh Farsi.

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Harat

Harat (Orig.) / 2007 / France, Iran / 85 min

Sepideh, a film-maker, and Darya, her daughter, make a long journey to meet members of their large family: From Paris to Tehran and further beyond the Afghanistan border.

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Daughters of Malakeh

Daughters of Malakeh (Orig.) / 2011 / Netherlands / 58 min

In public, Maryam wears a headscarf and obeys the rules of the state. But in the privacy of her own home, she’s the breadwinner who runs the show, along with her mother and younger sister, Ghazal...

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Grandma, a Thousand Times

Grandma, a Thousand Times (Orig.) / 2010 / Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates / 48 min

Grandma, a Thousand Times brings together grandfather, grandmother and grandson in a playful magic-realist documentary that aims to defy a past death and a future one...

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