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East to West, Season 1, Episode 2, The Triumph of Monotheism
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directed by John Fothergill, 1712-1780, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 2 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
Today one god is worshipped by two thirds of humanity. It is the culmination of an extraordinary story by which a single deity emerged from a pantheon of thousands in the crucible of religious ideas that was the ancient Middle East. In this episode we trace the birth, development and explosion of the religion of A...
directed by John Fothergill, 1712-1780, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 2 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
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Lovelaw, 6, Women & Divorce
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written by William Nicholson, 1948-; produced by William Nicholson, 1948-, in Lovelaw, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1986), 50 mins
Attitudes to love, sex and marriage vary enormously around the world. Filmed in Egypt, Hungary, Italy, India, Japan, Kenya and the USA, this series provides a comparison of the social customs of totally differing communities, with men, women and teenagers giving honest, intimate and often surprising accounts of th...
written by William Nicholson, 1948-; produced by William Nicholson, 1948-, in Lovelaw, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1986), 50 mins
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Bisha: The Awesome Fire Test
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written by Nira Sherman-Sides and Elia Sides; produced by Elia Sides and Nira Sherman-Sides, Lily Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 52 mins
Bedouin of the deserts of Arabia and the Middle East have developed a system of law and order called Haj El Orfi - The Law of Knowledge - which evolved from their harsh environment and has been passed down orally for generations. The Bisha ceremony is the ultimate ordeal for revealing the truth. Suspects lick a wh...
written by Nira Sherman-Sides and Elia Sides; produced by Elia Sides and Nira Sherman-Sides, Lily Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 52 mins
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Egypt, Ghurbal
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written by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-; directed by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-, in Egypt (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 30 mins
This film examines the Egyptian rural craft of making a sieve called ghurbal (from the Arabic ghurbal meaning “to winnow” which is used to both “winnow” babies on their seventh day of life and to winnow grains for making ceremonial dishes, particularly kouskousi. Embedded in this material culture artifact...
written by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-; directed by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-, in Egypt (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 30 mins
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Lovelaw, 3, Wives & Husbands
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written by William Nicholson, 1948-; produced by William Nicholson, 1948-, in Lovelaw, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1986), 50 mins
Attitudes to love, sex and marriage vary enormously around the world. Filmed in Egypt, Hungary, Italy, India, Japan, Kenya and the USA, this series provides a comparison of the social customs of totally differing communities, with men, women and teenagers giving honest, intimate and often surprising accounts of th...
written by William Nicholson, 1948-; produced by William Nicholson, 1948-, in Lovelaw, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1986), 50 mins
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Lovelaw, 5, Limits of Fidelity
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written by William Nicholson, 1948-; produced by William Nicholson, 1948-, in Lovelaw, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1986), 50 mins
Attitudes to love, sex and marriage vary enormously around the world. Filmed in Egypt, Hungary, Italy, India, Japan, Kenya and the USA, this series provides a comparison of the social customs of totally differing communities, with men, women and teenagers giving honest, intimate and often surprising accounts of th...
written by William Nicholson, 1948-; produced by William Nicholson, 1948-, in Lovelaw, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1986), 50 mins
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Tribal Animals II, Wild Cats
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directed by Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001, in Tribal Animals II (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2003), 53 mins
Some animals have always fascinated mankind for their mystery and power. Elephants, crocodiles, snakes, apes, big cats and sharks are feared as enemies in some cultures and admired as super beings in others. Whether part of our nightmares or greatest hopes, this fascination has pushed man to want to confront thes...
directed by Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001, in Tribal Animals II (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2003), 53 mins
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Egypt, El Moulid:  Egyptian Religious Festival
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written by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-; directed by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-; produced by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-, in Egypt (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1990), 39 mins
This film vividly captures the festive and religious mood of the very 700-year old moulid of the 13th century Muslim Wali, Sayyid Ahmad Al-Badawy, held annually in Tanta, Egypt during cotton harvest.
written by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-; directed by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-; produced by Dr. Fadwa El Guindi, 1941-, in Egypt (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1990), 39 mins
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The Orchard Keepers
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directed by Bryony Dunne, fl. 2014; produced by Bryony Dunne, fl. 2014 (Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014), 24 mins
Against the backdrop of political upheaval, an ancient network of orchards thrives in the mountains of the Sinai desert. Filmmaker Bryony Dunne shadows two Bedouins as they nurture their gardens and are nurtured by them. This poetic portrait of symbiosis digs deep into the perceptual complexities between the natur...
directed by Bryony Dunne, fl. 2014; produced by Bryony Dunne, fl. 2014 (Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014), 24 mins
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Six Days in June: Part 2: The War and Beyond
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directed by Ilan Ziv, 1950- (Paris, Ile-de-France: Point du Jour International, 2007), 54 mins
The shooting lasted only six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades had its roots in these fateful days. On the 40th anniversary of the war, the region remains trapped in conflict.This war has long been seen by Is...
directed by Ilan Ziv, 1950- (Paris, Ile-de-France: Point du Jour International, 2007), 54 mins
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