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Al Medina
Drama | Jordan, Denmark | 2015 | Arabic | English subtitles | 90 min
Yusif decides to come back along with his Danish pregnant wife Sarah to his home town Al Medina. His God fearing heart is following a dream of returning to his roots searching for peace and happiness ...

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A Maid For Each
Documentary | Lebanon, France, Norway, U.A.E | 2016 | Arabic | English subtitles | 67 min
" We're all familiar with the existence of maids in our daily lives as we're accustomed to the influence of their presence in our way of living. Zein is the owner of one of the many domestic workers’...

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Off Frame Aka Revolution Until Victory
Documentary | France, Qatar, PalestineLebanon | 2016 | Arabic, English, French | English subtitles | 62 min
Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory is a meditation on the Palestinian struggle for production and self-representation on their own terms in the 1960s and 1970s with the establishment of the Palest...

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Zaineb Hates the Snow
Documentary | Tunisia, France, Qatar, Ukraine | 2016 | Arabic | English subtitles | 94 min
2009. Zaineb is nine years old and has lived with her mother and younger brother in Tunis since her father died in a car accident. But when her mother expresses the desire to rebuild her life with a m...

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A Magical Substance Flows into Me
Documentary | Palestine, Germany, UK | 2016 | Arabic, English | English subtitles | 68 min
A portrait of Palestinian and Mizrahi (Eastern Jewish) musics in Palestine/Israel today, in dialogue with the 1936-7 Oriental Music Broadcasts, made by ethnomusicologist Robert Lachmann. 80 years late...

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Bezness As Usual
Documentary | Netherlands, Tunisia | 2016 | Dutch, English, Arabic | English subtitles | 93 min
The Dutch filmmaker Alex Pitstra, born Karim Alexander Ben Hassen, is 25 when he receives a letter from his Tunisian father, whom he hasn’t seen since his early childhood. His father tells him that he...

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Gaza Surf Club
Documentary | Germany | 2016 | Arabic, English | English subtitles | 87 min
Gaza – a strip of land with 1.7 million citizens – has 26 miles of coastline, with a harbour that no longer services ships. Wedged between Israel and Egypt and isolated from the rest of the world, ver...

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Those Who Remain
Documentary | Lebanon, U.A.E | 2016 | Arabic | English subtitles | 95 min
Al Shambouk is one of the highest mountainous areas in Lebanon. It is located in the Akkar heights, and is only a few kilometers away from Syria. It is the homeland of Haykal, a 60-some...

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Houses Without Doors
Documentary | Syria, Lebanon | 2016 | Arabic, Armenian, French | English subtitles | 90 min
The film portrays the changes in the life of an Armenian family on Aleppo’s frontline in Al Midan, an area that brought shelter to the persecuted Armenians 100 years ago and today to many displaced Sy...

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Investigating Paradise
Documentary | Algeria, France | 2017 | Arabic | English subtitles | 135 min
Nedjma, a young investigative journalist at a daily newspaper, is seeking paradise—but not just any kingdom of heaven. Her research examines the depictions of paradise by Salafist preachers in the Mag...

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Little Eagles
Documentary | Egypt, Lebanon | 2016 | Arabic | English subtitles | 77 min
Mohamed, the son of a modest worker, lives in Alexandria and dreams of moving to Cairo to become a filmmaker. He gets to know Salma and Bassam, in whom he feels he has found what he lacked in himself....

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104 Wrinkels
Documentary | Lebanon | 2016 | Arabic | English, French subtitles | 83 min
Hady follows his grandmother Henriette as she ages and crosses the centenarian milestone to reach 104 years. He witnesses the transformation of her memory, her emigration from Lebanon to Brazil and th...

Free Fire
Action, Crime | USA | 2017 | English | Arabic Subtitles | 90 min
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of surviva...

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HEDI
Drama | Tunisia, Belgium, France | 2016 | Arabic | English Subtitles | 88 min
Hedi is a quiet young man following the path that’s been traced out for him. Tunisia is changing, but Hedi doesn’t expect much from the future and lets others make his big decisions for him. The same ...

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THE BEACH HOUSE
Fiction, Drama | Lebanon | 2016 | Arabic | English SUBTITLES | 75 MINS
The Beach House is a film about four people from an Arab generation roaming over the ruins of ideologies, causes and values of their predecessors. It portrays their intellectual and emotional nonchala...

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THE DARK WIND
Fiction, Drama | Iraq, Germany, Qatar | 2016 | Kurdish | English SUBTITLES | 98 MINS
Reko (33) and Pero (23) are a Yazidi couple preparing for their wedding, when ISIS fighters attack their village. Young Yazidi girls, including Pero, are sold as slaves and are tortured and raped. Rek...

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THE LAST OF US
Fiction, Drama | Tunisia | 2016 | Arabic | Englsih SUBTITLES | 95 MINS
N is a young sub-Saharan man who crosses the desert in order to reach North Africa and be smuggled into Europe. After being a victim to a hold-up, he finds himself alone in Tunisia. He therefore de...

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MIMOSAS
Fiction, Drama | Morocco, Qatar, Spain, France | 2016 | Arabic | French SUBTITLES | 93 MINS
An elderly sheikh, nearing death, seeks to travel to his birthplace in the Atlas Mountains so he may find final rest among his family and loved ones, but the road is treacherous and more than the cara...

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SUICIDAL NOTIONS
Fiction, Drama | Egypt | 2016 | Arabic | English SUBTITLES | 90 MINS
A woman’s sudden death and a discovered family secret disrupt everyone’s lives. After Marwa buries her mother, she discovers her mother’s wish to be buried elsewhere. Only hours before she is to leave...

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TRAMONTANE
Fiction, Drama | Lebanon, France, Qatar, U.A.E | 2016 | Arabic | English, FRENCH SUBTITLES | 105 MINS
Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. His life unravels when he applies for a passport and discovers that his identification card is a forgery. Traveling across rural Lebanon ...

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THE VISIT
Documentary | Egypt | 2015 | Arabic | English SUBTITLES | 43 MINS
A World Bank inspection team arrives at an Egyptian village to assess its transformation of agricultural management. A TV presenter is making a series about women living in the countryside. A group of...

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BEIRUT,OH BEIRUT
Fiction | Lebanon | 1975 | Arabic | English SUBTITLES | 110 MINS
Beirut Oh Beirut has been done as a graduation film; it’s Maroun Bagdadi's first feature, set against the backdrop of events between the first Israeli raid on Lebanese territories in 1968, and the dea...

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OUT OF LIFE
Fiction | Lebanon | 1991 | Arabic, French | English, French
Out of Life tells the gripping story of a French journalist taken hostage in war torn Beirut. As the man’s captivity period stretches, his dignity and moral fiber erode slowly but surely. The film is ...

Colossal
Action, Comedy | Canada, Spain | 2017 | English | Arabic Subtitles | 109 Mins
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in NY and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realisation that she i...