Terrorism in the Movies











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Boggs, Carl; Pollard, Tom. "Hollywood and the Spectacle of Terrorism." New Political Science, Volume 28, Number 3, September 2006 , pp. 335-351(17)UC Berkeley users only
Davies, Paul "Terrorism in Film." Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Vol. 1 No. 2 Page 209
Duggan, Robert and Finnerty, Páraic "The Body of the Terrorist in Contemporary Cinema" Reconstruction Vol. 7, No. 1, 2007
Lutticken, Sven. "Suspense and... surprise."(terrorism in movies). New Left Review 40 (July-August 2006): p95(15).
Markovitz, Jonathan. "Reel Terror Post 9/11." In: Film and television after 9/11 / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2004 (Main PN1993.5.U6 F477 2004; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 F477 2004)
Muravchik, Joshua. "Terrorism at the Multiplex." Commentary, vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 57-60, Winter 1999.UC users only
"Terrorism and Film and Other Media." p.o.v: A Danish Journal of Film Studies, vol. 20, pp. 4-127, December 2005.

Air Force One (1997)
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, William H. Macy, Liesel Matthews, Dean Stockwell. An uncompromising U.S. President has just told the world he will not negotiate with terrorists. But when Russian terrorists hijack Air Force One, the world's most secure and extraordinary aircraft, the President is faced with a nearly impossible decision - give in to terrorist demands or sacrifice not only the country's dignity, but the lives of his wife and daughter. 125 min. DVD 1269
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As If Nothing Happened (Ke'Ilu klum lo kara) (Israeli TV, 1999)
Directed by Ayelet Bargur. Cast: Assaf Dayan, Rivka Neuman, Sivan Shavit. Lt. Ziv Gonan is returning to his Israeli army base from weekend leave. As he waits at the Beit Lid bus stop, a bomb explodes killing 18 people and wounding 62 others. Ziv's family hears of the bombing and agonizingly waits to hear what happened to him. 49 min. vhs 999:3740
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Baader (Germany / UK, 2002)
Directed by Christopher Roth. Cast: Frank Giering, Laura Tonke, Vadim Glowna, Birge Schade. A fact-based drama that conveys a lot about the life, thinking and hopes of those who became known as terrorists in the RAF, people who thought of themselves as terrorists when they were still only a group of bourgeois youngsters looking for their way. Non-US Format DVD (PAL, Region 2.) 110 min. DVD 4569
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Preece, Julian. "Between Identification and Documentation, 'Autofiction' and 'Biopic': The Lives of the RAF." German Life & Letters; Oct2003, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p363, 14p UC users only
Rasch, Ilka. "The Generation Gap: The Reappropriation of the Red Army Faction in Contemporary German Film." In: Generational shifts in contemporary German culture / edited by Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Susanne Vees-Gulani. Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PT111 .G36 2010)
Stott, Rosemary. "Revolutionary Fiction: The Baader Meinhof Complex and other representations of the Red Army Faction in German film." Twentieth Century Communism, May2010, p180-196, 17p

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (Germany | France | Czech Republic, 2008)
Directed by Uli Edel. Cast: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Stipe Erceg, Niels Bruno Schmidt, Vinzenz Kiefer, Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Lommatzsch, Sebastian Blomberg, Heino Ferch, Jan Josef Liefers, Hannah Herzsprung, Tom Schilling, Bruno Ganz. Germany 1967: murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation, led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism. The man who understands them is also their hunter, the head of the German police force, Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. Based on the book by Stefan Aust. Bonus features: Disc 1. The making of The Baader Meinhof complex. Disc 2. The actors on their roles; Scoring Baader; On authenticity; Behind the scenes; Interview with author Stefan Aust; Interview with writer-producer Bernd Eichinger. 149 min. DVD X2915
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The Battle of Algiers (La bataille d'Alger) (Algeria / Italy, 1965)
Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. A documentary-style re-enactment of the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed. Special features: Disc 1: Theatrical and re-release trailers; production gallery. Disc 2: "Gillo Pontecorvo: the dictatorship of truth," a 37 min. documentary made in 1992 about Pontecorvo; The making of The battle of Algiers (51 min.); Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone discuss the film (17 min.). Disc 3: "Remembering history," a 69 min. documentary about the Algerian Revolution; "Etats d'armes," 28 min. of excerpts from Patrick Rotman's 3-part documentary, L'Ennemi Intime, which focuses on the horror of the Revolution; "The battle of Algiers, a case study" a 25 min. conversation about the contemporary relevance of The battle of Algiers between former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism Richard A. Clarke, former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Michael A. Sheehan, and Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News, Christopher E. Isham; "Gillo Pontecorvo's Return to Algiers" (1992) (58 min.). 117 min. DVD 3050; vhs 999:111
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Black Sunday (1976)
Directed by John Frankenheimer. Cast: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Bekim Fehmiu. A Black September terrorist group attempts to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the President of the United States in attendance. 143 min. DVD 5871
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Engle, Gary D. "John Frankenheimer. An Interview." Film Criticism; Fall77, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p2-14, 13p UC users only
Semmerling, Tim Jon. "Black Sunday: The Loss of Frontier Heroism (1976)." In: "Evil" Arabs in American popular film : orientalist fear Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: MAIN: PN1995.9.A68 S46 2006)

Die Bleierne Zeit (Marianne and Julianne) (West Germany, 1981)
Director, Margarethe von Trotta. Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Jutta Lampe, Rudiger Vogler, Doris Schade, Verenice Rudolph, Luc Bondy. Based on true events this film presents the relationship between two sisters caught up in the turmoil of Germany in the 1970s. The details of the personalities of the two main characters and their development parallels the personal history of the Ensslin sisters: Gudrun (Marianne in the film) who was imprisoned as a terrorist in the Stammheim prison where she died, supposedly a suicide, in the Fall of 1977 ; Christiane (Julianne in the film) who worked for some time as an editor of a women's magazine, "Emma," and was determined to prove that her sister did not kill herself. 102 min. 999:2902
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Bloody Sunday (UK / Ireland, 2002)
Directed by Paul Greengrass. Cast: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Gerard Mcsorley, Kathy Keira Clarke. A dramatic recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland. By the end of the day, 13 civilians were dead and 14 more wounded in the tumult and tragedy of Northern Ireland's darkest day. Special features: Commentaries by writer/director Paul Greengrass, actor James Nesbitt and co-producer Don Mullan; "Bloody Sunday: Ivan Cooper remembers" interview with the real Ivan Cooper and James Nesbitt, the actor who portrays him. 110 min. DVD 6469
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Aileen, Blaney. "Remembering Historical Trauma in Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday." History & Memory, Fall2007, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p113-138, 26p UC users only
Greenlaw, Duncan. ""Until Justice is Done": Authenticity and Memory in Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday And United 93." Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Fall2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p2-25, 24p UC users only
Sutherland, Heather. "'Embedded' actors as markers of authenticity: Acting the real in 'Troubles' docudramas." Studies in Documentary Film, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p267-281, 15p UC users only

Body of Lies (1963)
Directed by Ridley Scott. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Alon Aboutboul, Simon McBurney. CIA operative Roger Ferris is on a covert mission working in Jordan searching for terrorists who have been bombing civilian targets. Ferris uncovers information on the Islamist mastermind Al-Saleem and devises a plan to infiltrate Al-Saleem's terrorist network with the help of his Langley boss, Ed Hoffman. Ferris enlists the help of the Chief of Jordanian Intelligence, Hani Salaam on this operation, but what he is not certain of is how far he can trust him without putting his life in danger. The uneasy alliance leads to a cultural and moral clash between the men. Based on the novel by David Ignatius. 128 min. DVD X1637
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Buongiorno, notte (Good Morning, Night) (Italy, 2003)
Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Cast: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Robert Herlitzka, Paolo Briguglia, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Giovanni Calcagno. A young woman, Chiara, moves into a new apartment with her husband. She conceals her true identity as a member of the Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground, which is currently planning to kidnap the Prime Minister. Based upon true events in 1978, the kidnapping and murder of Italy's former Prime Minister Aldo Moro. 103 min. DVD 5557
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Carlos (France | Germany, TV, 2010)
Directed by Olivier Assayas. Cast: Êdgar Ramírez, Juana Acosta. Tells the story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. 326 min. DVD X5040
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Hoberman, J. "Sympathy for the Devil." Film Comment, Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p48-53, 6p UC users only
Miller, Henry K. "Fatal attraction; Che Guevara, Carlos the Jackal, Andreas "Baader: these are the faces of radical terrorist chic. Henry K Miller examines the myths. (The Back Half).(popular culture)." New Statesman (1996) 131.4611 (Oct 28, 2002): 38(2).
Porton, Richard. "Demystifying Carlos: An Interview with Olivier Assayas." Cineaste, Winter2010, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p16-22, 7p UC users only
Thompson, David. "Five Hours of the Jackal." Sight & Sound, Nov2010, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p30-31, 2p UC users only
White, Rob. "Interview with Olivier Assayas." Film Quarterly, Winter2010, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p74-77, 4p UC users only

La Chinoise (France, 1968)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Michel Semeniako, Juliet Berto. Centers upon a small group of Parisian students who discuss the implications of the cultural revolution in China and how it may be possible to effect, by means of terrorism, a similar political and cultural upheaval in the West. Non-US format DVD (PAL, Region 2). 93 min. DVD 4262
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Collateral Damage (2002)
Director, Andrew Davis. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, Miguel Sandoval, Harry Lennix, John Leguizamo, John Turturro. Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia. 112 min. DVD 5604
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Meeuf, Russell. "Collateral Damage: Terrorism, melodrama, and the action film on the eve of 9/11." Jump Cut, No. 48, winter 2006
Williams, Bruce A. "From Romance to Collateral Damage: Media Treatment of Civilians in Wartime and What it Means for How America Wages War." Communication Review, 2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p227-238, 12p UC users only

Le combat dans l'île (Fire and Ice) (France, 1962)
Directed by Alain Cavalier. Cast: Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Henri Serre.A story of love, loyalty and betrayal with a backdrop of political upheaval. Clement is part of a right-wing political movement and an active terrorist determined to spread chaos among the Western nations . Betrayed by his comrade, he takes his long-suffering wife and seeks refuge in a friend's house. Complications arise when affection blossoms between his wife and his friend. Special features: "France 1961" by Alain Cavalier (2010) ; rare behind-the-scenes photos, including images from the archive of Louis Malle. 104 min. DVD X4587
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The Crying Game (UK / Japan, 1992)
Writer/director, Neil Jordan. Cast: Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker. "An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either..." [IMDB] 112 min. DVD 1177; vhs 999:1484
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (TV, 2003)
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, John Cunningham, David Fonteno, Gregory Itzin, Penny Johnson Jerald, Stephen Macht, Mary Gordon Murray, Lawrence Pressman, Scott Alan Smith, George Takei. A drama telling the story of the days directly after the 9/11 attacks. Focuses on the difficult decisions and tasks faced by President George Bush and his staff on September 11, 2001 and the days following the attacks. Based on in-depth interviews and extensive research, the film recounts the tragic events from the moment Bush hears the news of the attacks to significant briefings with advisors. Chronicles national security meetings, links with Osama bin Laden and the al Qaeda network. Illustrates the Administrations strategy for responding both to the terrorists and the American people. 129 min. DVD 6423
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Devil in the Flesh (Diavolo in corpo) (Italy | France, 1986)
Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Cast: Maruschka Detmers, Federico Pitzalis, Anita Laurenzi, Alberto di Stasio, Riccardo de Torrebruna, Catherine Diamant, Anna Orso, Lidia Broccolino, Stephano Abbati, Claudio Botosso. Dealing with the legacy of Italy's "leaden years" and the aftermath of the social struggles headed by the extreme left wing revolutionary groups, Devil in the Flesh caused a critical uproar upon its release due to its highly-charged political and sexually frank subject matter. Giulia is engaged to marry Giacomo, who's sitting behind bars because of his political activity. Restless in her appetites and inner turmoil, she meets a young student named Andrea and a passionate affair quickly ensues. But when the day arrives in which she has to face whether she wants to share her life with Giacomo or Andrea, Giulia makes a surprising decision. Based on the novel by Raymond Radiguet. 114 min. DVD X5840
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The Devil's Own (1997)
Directed by Alan J. Pakula. Cast: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Ruben Blades, Treat Williams, George Hearn. One of the top Northern Ireland IRA terrorists escapes to New York where he, under a false name, lives in the house of an Irish cop who knows nothing about his real identity. Their surprising friendship and the cop's growing suspicions force the terrorist to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder. 111 min. DVD 7808
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Brown, Jared. "A Deal with The Devil." In: Alan J. Pakula : his films and his life / Jared Brown. New York : Back Stage, 2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.P3454 B76 2005)

Die Hard (1988)
Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia. John McClane, a New York City detective newly arrived in Los Angeles, is waiting for his wife's office party to break-up when terrorists seize control of the building. While the terrorists round up hostages, McClane slips away unnoticed and armed with only a service revolver and his cunning, he launches his own one-man war. 132 min. DVD 1242
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Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Directed by Renny Harlin. Cast: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald Veljohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos. Bruce Willis returns as the heroic cop John McClane who battles not only terrorists but an incompetent airport police chief, an anti-terrorist commander, and a snow storm. With an airport runway in the nation's capital littered with death and destruction McClane is in a race against time as his wife is trapped on a plane circling overhead, deperately low on fuel. 124 min. DVD 1243
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Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)
Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene. New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner, McClane careens wildly from one end of New York to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychopathic genius and a heroic cop who once again finds himself having a really bad day. 131 min. DVD 1244
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Dil Se-- (India, 1998)
Directed by Mani Ratnam. Romantic drama set in India of a young man who meets an enigmatic girl who later seeks his help without revealing that she is part of a terrorist organization. Incorporates fantasy sequences of dance and song. 165 min. DVD 2257
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Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie) (1972)
Directed by Luis Buñuel. Cast: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Stephane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Bulle Ogier, Paul Frankeur, Julien Bertheau. An all-star French cast assembles for an elegant dinner party, but whenever they try to eat, something happens to interrupt them. Mixes biting social satire with bold surrealistic invention as the dinner party serves to lampoon such targets as diplomats, wealthy socialites and even radical terrorists.

"Terrorism and bomb explosions accompany Luis Bunuel?s surrealist trilogy The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), The Phantom of Liberty (1974) and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). The title of the last of these does not only refer to the woman the hero has fallen in love with, but also in a wider sense to the terrorism that comes to the surface in various moral, social, cultural, economic, psychological, and political forms and which manifests itself most clearly in the inexplicable bomb outrages accompanying the hero in his sexual quest. As he strides down the street in the concluding scene arm-in-arm with his ?obscure object? seemingly convinced he has finally ?got? her, bombs go off everywhere: The final word in Bunuel?s last film on violence and desire?and terror???" [Davies, Paul "Terrorism in Film." Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Vol. 1 No. 2 Page 209 ] 100 min. DVD 445; vhs 999:78

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Elephant (2003)
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Cast: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor, Carrie Finklea, Nicole George, Brittany Mountain, Alicia Miles. A realistic drama depicting students at a Portland, Oregon high school before and during a tragic schoolshooting. Follows a young boy who takes over the wheel from his drunken dad while returning from lunch. Then follows another student who crosses paths with the first, then the other of the two boys in camouflage gear, carrying heavy bags, who arrive inside the school and begin shooting. No explanation for the shooting is given, it simply places the audience in the interminable window of adolescence when life is both trivial and painfully important all at the sametime. 81 min. DVD 2674
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Flight 93: The Movie
Directed by Peter Markle. Cast: Brennan Elliott, Jeffrey Nordling, Kendall Cross, Monnae Michaell, Ty Olsson. A made-for-television docudrama telling the heartbreaking true story of the heroic passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Trapped onboard a hijacked flight, these ordinary citizens disregarded their own personal safety to bond together and overthrow their terrorist captors. 90 min. DVD 5524
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Eagan, Daniel. "Reak-time terror." Film Journal International, Apr2006, Vol. 109 Issue 4, p12-14, 2p UC users only

For My Father (Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv) (Germany | Israel, 2008)
Directed by Dror Zahavi. Cast: Shredi Jabarin, Hili Yalon, Shlomo Wishinski, Michael Moshonov. Tarek, a young Arab forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv to redeem his father's honor, is given a second chance when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate. Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv awaiting its repair, Tarek must live among the people he was planning to kill. To his surprise he connects with several Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren, who has cut off contact with her Orthodox family and upbringing. Tarek must make the decision of his life. 100 min. DVD X4714
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Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?) (Brazil / USA, 1997)
Directed by Bruno Barreto. Cast: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Claudia Abreu, Luiz Fernando Guimaraes, Caroline Kava, Fisher Stevens. Based on true life events, political terrorists in a desperate bid to focus the world's attention on their fight for freedom, kidnap an American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance, helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate and his fear of the captors themselves! Based on the book, O que é isso, companheiro, by Fernando Gabeira. 107 min. DVD X4604; vhs 999:3299
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Four Lions (UK, 2010)
Directed by Chris Morris. Cast: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Davis, Craig Parkinson, Preeya Kalidas, Wasim Zakir, Mahmood Aqil. This whip-smart, slapstick comedy takes aim at Jihadi suicide bombers and illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. Follow five inept aspiring terrorists on their quest to strike a blow, and how they demonstrate that terrorism may be about ideology, but it can also be about idiots. 102 min. DVD X6109
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The Fourth Angel (UK | Canada, 2001)
Director, John Irving. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker, Charlotte Rampling, Briony Glassco, Lois Maxwell, Jason Priestley. "The Economist reporter Jack Elgin, a workaholic, takes his family on a working trip to India, where he is to interview the PM. But their US airplane is hijacked in Limassol (Cyprus) by the unknown August 15 terrorist movement, which ends up in a bloodbath. Jack can save his pre-teen son Andrew, literally in his arms, but his wife and daughter are among the slaughter victims. Western governments seem unwilling to go after the fiends, even hide the identity of a high-profile fatal victim. Although now a single father, Jack uses all his contacts and snooping skill to seek the truth himself. A London-based Serbian free newspaper editor sets him on the trail of four Balkanic killers, but is murdered. Jack decides to exact revenge himself, tipped-off by Sûreté-contact Dugay. Meanwhile US embassy official Davidson and FBI Special Agent Jules Bernard play a key part in the official, MI5-lead investigation, which ends up crossing Jack's path." [IMDB] Based on the novel by Robin Hunter. 95 min. DVD X6171
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Friends (South Africa / UK / France, 1993)
Director, Elaine Proctor. Cast: Kerry Fox, Dambisa Kente, Michele Burgers. Passion and politics mix in this drama set in South Africa about three young women, Sophie, a white political activist, Thoko, a black school teacher, and Annika, a Afrikaner archaeologist, all close friends. But their friendship is severly tested when Sophie plants a bomb that accidentally kills two innocent people. 105 min. vhs 999:3027
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Germany in Autumn (Deutschland im Herbst) (West Germany, 1978)
Directors: Alf Brustellin, Hans Peter Cloos, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Alexander Kluge, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus, Maximiliane Mainka, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupé, Volker Schlöndorff, Peter Schubert, and Bernhard Sinkel. A collective film chronicling seven weeks of political terrorism by the Red Army Faction and political repression in Germany during the fall of 1977. It begins with the kidnap and murder of industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer and ends with the deaths of three imprisoned Baader-Meinhof terrorists. Includes the work of many of Germany's top directors. 126 min. DVD X5461; DVD 8166; vhs 999:1799
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Good Morning, Night (Buongiorno, notte) (Italy, 2003)
Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Cast: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Robert Herlitzka, Paolo Briguglia, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Giovanni Calcagno. A young woman, Chiara, moves into a new apartment with her husband. She conceals her true identity as a member of the Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground, which is currently planning to kidnap the Prime Minister. Based upon true events in 1978, the kidnapping and murder of Italy's former Prime Minister Aldo Moro. 103 min. DVD 5557
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The Hamburg Cell (TV, 2004)
Directed by Antonia Bird. Cast: Karim Saleh, Kamel, Omar Berdouni. A dramatization of events focused on the hijackers leading up to the September 11th Twin Towers attack. A chilling drama based on exhaustive research, including personal interviews, unpublished correspondence, and the official 9/11 Commission report. 185 min. 999:2052
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Homeland Security (2004)
Directed by Daniel Sackheim. Cast: Scott Glenn, Tom Skerritt, Grant Show, Marisol Nichols, Kal Penn, Ross Gibby, Leland Orser, Stephi Lineburg, Beth Broderick, Nicholas Guilak. A riveting fictionalization of the events leading up to and following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the formation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 87 min. DVD 4378
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In the Name of God (Khuda kay liye) (Pakistan, 2007)
Directed by Shoaib Mansoor. Cast: Shan, Fawad Khan, Iman Ali, Austin Sayre, Larry Neumann, Jr. Drama set on three continents confronts the difficult situation of Pakistani Muslims caught up in the conflict within the Muslim community between liberals and fundamentalists. Mansoor goes to music school in Chicago, but after 9/11, he is captured by FBI agents and is incarcerated and tortured for two years. In England, Mariam has been raised as a "free woman." Her father tricks her into returning to Pakistan where she is forcefully married to her cousin, an Islamic fundamentalist. British authorities rescue her and she devotes her life to raising girls to live "free" in Pakistan. 166 min. DVD X2308
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In the Name of the Father (Ireland / UK, 1993)
Directed by Jim Sheridan. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Terry George and Jim Sheridan. The fact-based story of Gerry Conlon, a petty thief from Belfast. When he angers the IRA, his father sends him to England where, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, he is accused of a terrorist bombing and forced to confess. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison as members of the "Guildford Four". Behind bars, Gerry works for 15 years with the help of a dedicated lawyer, to clear their names. Based on the autobiographical book Proved Innocent by Gerry Conlon. 185 min. 999:2052
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Journeys from Berlin, 1971(USA / UK / West Germany, 1980)
Directed by Yvonne Rainer. In her first color film, Rainer explores the ramifications of terrorism, a subject which dominated Berlin in the early 1970s. Rainer employs an extended therapy session--in which an American woman speaks to a series of psychiatrists who each have their back to the camera--to evoke the daily experiences of power and repression. 125 min. DVD 4236; vhs 999:1773
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Karma (India, 1965)
Directed by Subhash Ghai. Cast: Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Naseeruddin Shah, Jachie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Poonam Dhillon, Dara Singh, Anupam Kher, Shakti Kapoor. Rana, a prison warden and a strong and honest jailer, believes in the philosophy of criminal rehabilitation. Following his own beliefs and methods he plans a secret mission employing three death row inmates to infiltrate a terrorist camp. In Hindi with English subtitles. 178 min. DVD 2516
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The Kingdom (USA / Germany, 2007)
Directed by Peter Berg. Cast: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Ali Suliman, Jeremy Piven. A terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, causing an international incident to ignite. FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Fleury and his team discover that the Saudi authorities are suspicious and unwelcoming of the Americans into what they consider a local matter. The agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts. Luckily, the agents find a partner in Saudi Colonel Al-Ghazi, who helps them navigate royal politics and helps unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist cell bent on further destruction. Special features: Deleted scenes; character-by-character; the apartment shootout; constructing the freeway sequence; creating The Kingdom; history of The Kingdom: an interactive timeline; feature commentary with director Peter Berg. 110 min. DVD 9284
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Aguayo, Michelle. "Representations of Muslim Bodies in The Kingdom: Deconstructing Discourses in Hollywood." Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition, 2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p41-56, 16p
Carter, Sean; Dodds, Klaus. "Hollywood and the 'war on terror': genre-geopolitics and 'Jacksonianism' in The Kingdom." Environment & Planning D: Society & Space, Feb2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p98-113, 17p UC users only
Cohen, David S. "The Kingdom" Script , Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p38-45, 8p UC users only
Dodds, Klaus. "Hollywood and the Popular Geopolitics of the War on Terror." Third World Quarterly, Dec2008, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p1621-1637, 17p UC users only
Eagan, Daniel. "Kingdom of Chaos." Film Journal International, Sep2007, Vol. 110 Issue 9, p10-12, 2p UC users only
Greenen, Kathryn. "The Kingdom." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy; 2008, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p94, 5pUC users only
Jiwani, Yasmin; Dakroury, Aliaa. "Veiling Differences -- Mediating Race, Gender, and Nation." Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition, 2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p1-6, 6p
Shaheen, Jack. "Stereotypes Reign in 'The Kingdom' Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Dec2007, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p71-71, 1p

Land of Plenty (USA | Germany | Canada, 2004)
Director, Wim Wenders. Cast: John Diehl, Michelle Williams, Richard Edson, Wendell Pierce, Burt Young. Paul, a troubled Vietnam vet is convinced terrorists are going to strike Los Angeles at any minute. His idealistic niece Lana (Michelle Williams) is trying to help her country by working in a homeless mission. When they witness the cryptic drive-by shooting of a homeless Pakistani man, both are compelled to dig deeper into the story, but for very different reasons. Their quest for answers reveals several sides of America and its reactions to the 9/11 attacks. Special features: Feature commentary with director Wim Wenders ; deleted scenes ; making "Land of Plenty". 124 min. DVD X3420
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Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Director, George Roy Hill. Cast: Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis, Klaus Kinski. Charlie is a repertory actress and Palestinian sympathizer thrust into the world of international espionage. The cunning head of an Israeli counterspy group sees Charlie's politics and romantic vulnerability as the perfect trap for their quarry, the elusive Palestinian terrorist Khalil. Based on the book by John Le Carré. 130 min. DVD X4498; vhs 999:2164
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Lost Command (1966)
Director, Mark Robson. Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michele Morgan, Maurice Ronet, Claudia Cardinale. After Lieutenant Colonel Pierre Raspeguy leads his defeated and humiliated French army out of Indochina, he learns that he's been relieved of all command. A French Countess finagles a new position for him in Algeria and he persuades two wartime buddies to join him in shaping up a rag-tag unit. Raspeguy is forced to confront an Arab terrorist and launches a bloody battle against Segal's rebel forces. 130 min. DVD 1286
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The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob) (France / Italy, 1973)
Director, Gerard Oury. Cast: Louis De Funes, Marcel Dalio, Suzy Delair. Victor Pivert, a blustering, anti-Semitic French factory owner en route to his daughter's wedding, unwittingly stumbles on a group of Arab terrorists. After Victor is captured and escapes, he hides himself by dressing up as a rabbi, leading to one madcap situation after another. 100 min. DVD 2478
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi, Will Patton. Jewish-American journalist, Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Pakistan in January of 2002. The violent act became an international scandal as the group that claimed responsibility for the crime demanded the liberation of prisoners from the American detainee prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The American government did not give in to the terrorists' demands. Pearl's wife, Mariane, traveled to Pakistan alone knowing the odds were against her. Holding onto hope became all the more complicated when she was surrounded by chaos, yet she must remain calm. After all, she is the heart of this operation. Based on true events. Special features: "Journey of passion : the making of A mighty heart" ; Public service announcement ; Committee to Protect Journalists. 108 min. DVD 9401
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Miral: Is This the Face of a Terrorist? (France | Israel | Italy | India, 2010)
Directed by Julian Schnabel. Cast: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave, Alexander Siddig, Yasmine Al Massri, Ruba Blal, Omar Metwally, Stella Schnabel. After she rescues dozens of children who survived a massacre in Jerusalem in 1948, Palestinian Hind Husseini establishes an orphanage that helps thousands of other children left homeless by violence. But the success of her peace-through-education institution is tested when pupil Miral gets a taste of radical politics in the region's refugee camps. 106 min. DVD X6100
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Bois, Yve-Alain. "Julian Schnabel's Miral: An Exchange." October , Spring 2011, Issue 136, p192-195, 4p UC users only
Kula, Irwin. "An Exchange on Julian Schnabel's Miral: 'Dear Julian'." October , Spring 2011, Issue 136, p202-210, 9p UC users only
Margalit, Avishai. "Miral: Miral–Miriam." October Spring 2011, No. 136: 196–201. UC users only

Monday Morning Glory (Lampu merah mati) (Malaysia, 2005)
Director, Woo Ming Jin. Cast: Patrick Teoh, Azman Hassan, Azman Ismail Set in a small town in southeast Asia, the film takes place a week after a bombing at a night club, which claims 199 lives. Having captured the core members of a cell group he thinks is responsible for the bombing, the local police chief invites a select group of journalists to witness a 'reenactment' of the events leading up to the attack. Already facing immense pressure from his higher-ups and also the press, the chief hopes on this Monday morning to vindicate himself and reveal the truth behind this act of terrorism. 87 min. DVD X3572
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La Muerte de Mikel (Spain, 1983)
Director, Imanol Uribe. Cast: Imanol Arias, Monserrat Salvador, Fama, Amaia Lasa, Ramon Barea, Martin Adjemian, Juan Maria Segues. A series of flashbacks gradually reveal the life of a young Basque pharmacist who was brutally killed for his involvement in the ETA inspired left-wing separatist movement. In Spanish without English subtitles. 88 min. vhs 999:3557
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Munich (2005)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush. Inspired by real events, reveals the intense story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate the Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics -- and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. 164 min. DVD 5564
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Nada (France / Italy, 1974)
Directed by Claude Chabrol. Cast: Fabio Testi, Michel Duchaussoy, Maurice Garrel, Michel Aumont, Lou Castel, Didier Kaminka, Viviane Romance. French terrorists kidnap the American ambassador, leaving dead and wounded in their wake. Soon they begin quarreling as to his fate, while the police purge suspects in an attempt to destroy the Nada faction. As the violence escalates on both sides, the State and the terrorists are forced to use one another's methods in an increasingly desperate and relentless conflict. 107 min. DVD 1735
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Naseem (India, 1995)
Directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza. A family drama set in 1992 in the days preceding the demolition of the Babari Masjid by Hindu fanatics. Naseem is a schoolgirl in a middle-class Bombay Muslim family. She enjoys a warm relationship with her aged, grandfather who regales her with poetry and stories of life in pre-Independence Agra. With increasing horror the family watches the news of the build-up while the Naseem's brother tends towards terrorist measures of resistance, which pushes him towards Muslim fundamentalist circles. The film culminates with the death of the grandfather as the news of the mosque's destruction is received. In Hindi (without titles). 89 min. 999:2684
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Omagh (Ireland / UK, TV, 1989)
Directed by Pete Travis. Cast: Gerard McSorley, Michelle Forbes, Brenda Fricker. Based on true events, this drama concerns one father's search for justice in the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland. 106 min. DVD 6513
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Blaney, Aileen. "Visible victims and the politics of suffering in Omagh." European Journal of Cultural Studies, Nov2009, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p415-429, 15p UC users only
McIlroy, Brian. "Memory Work: Omagh and the Northern Irish Monumentary." In: Genre and cinema : Ireland and transnationalism / edited by Brian McIlroy. New York : Routledge, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I85 G46 2007)
O'Hara, Marguerite. "Guide to a Conflict: Studying Omagh." Screen Education, Autumn2008, Issue 49, p100-111, 12p UC users only
Sutherland, Heather. "Embedded' actors as markers of authenticity: Acting the real in 'Troubles' docudramas." Studies in Documentary Film, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p267-281, 15p UC users only

Paradise Now (Palestine, 2005 )
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Cast: Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass, Ashraf Barhoum. The story of what may be the last 48 hours in the lives of two Palestinian men who have been recruited as suicide bombers. When they are intercepted at the Israeli border, a young woman who discovers their plan causes them to reconsider their actions. The first Palestinian film to be nominated for an Academy Award. 91 min. DVD 5325
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Brand, Roy. "Identification with Victimhood in Recent Cinema." Culture, Theory & Critique, Oct2008, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p165-181, 17p UC users only
Enright, Robert. "The Reck of History." Border Crossings v. 25 no. 2 (June 2006) p. 20-2 UC users only
Kraft, Jessica. "Paradise Now." Art AsiaPacific, Summer2006, Issue 49, p94-95, 2p UC users only
Rokem, Freddie; Hasan-Rokem, Galit. "Paradise Now!" Palestine - Israel Journal of Politics, Economics & Culture, 2005, Vol. 12/13 Issue 4/1, p139-141, 3p UC users only
Yaqub, Nadia . "The Palestinian Cinematic Wedding." Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. 2007. Vol. 3, Iss. 2; p. 56 (30 pages)UC users only

Patriot Games (1992)
Director, Phillip Noyce. Cast: Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean, Thora Birch. A former CIA analyst vacationing with his family in London helps thwart a terrorist attack on a member of the Royal Family and becomes the target of the terrorist whose brother he killed. 116 min. DVD 1255
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Director, Paul Schrader. Cast: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher, Jodi Long. Explores the crime/political/media story of the '70s: the kidnapping and mental torture of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army ... and her subsequent transformation into a gun-wielding revolutionary called Tania. Based on the book "Every secret thing" by Patricia Campbell Hearst with Alvin Moscow. 108 min. 999:3271
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The Peacemaker (1997)
Directed by Mimi Leder.Cast: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Armin Mueller-Stahl. When a nuclear bomb goes missing in the former Soviet Union, a U.S. nuclear specialist and a Special Forces Colonel join forces to avert disaster. Putting aside their personal differences they track the last remaining warhead to the steps of the United Nations in this taut apocalyptic thriller. 124 min. DVD 1200
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Prénom Carmen (First Name, Carmen) (France, 1983)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffe, Myriem Roussel, Christophe Odent. Carmen, a member of a terrorist gang, seduces the hapless policeman who tries to arrest her during a bank robbery. Fleeing together, they hide out with her eccentric uncle until the restless Carmen leads them to an absurd doom. 85 min. DVD 9296; also DVD 626; vhs 999:2402
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Rachida (Algeria / France, 2002)
Director, Yamina Bachir. Cast: Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Rachida Messadouen, Zaki Boulenafed, Amel Chouikh, Abdelkader Belmokadem. Rachida lives and teaches in an old neighborhood in Algeria. Like most Algerians, she thinks she is far removed from the bloody conflict the country is in, until one day she is attacked by a terrorist group. The terrorists ask her to plant a bomb in her school. After refusing, they shoot her in cold blood. Miraculously, she lives and seeks refuge in a neighboring village. 100 min. DVD 8058
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Rendition (2007)
Director, Gavin Hood. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Omar Metwally, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, Yigal Naor, Moa Khouas, Zineb Oukach, Alan Arkin, Meryl Streep. The policy of "extraordinary rendition" began under the Clinton administration and accelerated after September 11, 2001. The policy allows for the handing over of suspected terrorists to countries that use torture as an interrogation tool. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian-born man who disappears on a flight from Africa to Washington, DC. He is sent to a North African country where torture is practiced and the CIA gives approval. Anwar's pregnant American-born wife wants to know what happened to her husband. A reluctant CIA agent begins to question his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation. A severe interrogator plys his trade on Anwar while a U.S. terrorism honcho is willing to turn a blind eye to the unpleasantness, especially if it stops a terrorist attack. Special features: "Outlawed" ; Intersections: the making of Rendition ; deleted/alternate scenes ; feature audio commentary with director Gavin Hood ; theatrical trailer ; sneek peaks. 120 min. DVD 9497
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Raus aus der Haut (Shedding Skin) (Germany, TV, 1952)
Directed by Andreas Dresen. In 1977, Anna and Marcus are two teenagers in East Germany undergoing punishment by their high school principal. Inspired by terrorist kidnappings in West Germany, they kidnap the principal and hold him hostage in Anna's grandmother's basement. Special features: Essay "Youth culture, terrorism, and German film history" ; an introduction to Andreas Dresen's films ; Interview with the director ; Director's biography and filmography ; Timeline: terrorism in West Germany, 1967-1968. 89 min. DVD 3717
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The Road to Guantanamo (UK, 2006)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross. Cast: Ruhel Ahmed, Asif Iqbal, Shafiq Rasul, Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddqui, Arfan Usman. Four British muslims travel to Pakistan for a holiday and a wedding but become involved with the American forces fighting terrorism. This is the true story of the plight of a group of friends who later became known as the Tipton Three, who experienced first hand the conditions in Guantanamo Bay after being held for two years until they were released without charge. 95 min. DVD 6477
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The Rock (1996)
Directed by Michael Bay. Cast: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, William Forsythe. A retired U.S. Marine general seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz with 81 tourists as hostages. His demand: restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. A Navy SEAL team with support from an FBI chemical warfare expert and a former Alcatraz escapee team up to penetrate the terrorists' defenses on the island and neutralize the threat before time runs out. 136 min. DVD 2241
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Sabotage (UK, 1936)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; featuring Sylvia Sidney, Oscar Homolka, John Loder, Desmond Tester. An undercover Scotland Yard detective infiltrates the home of a theatre operator who is suspected of sabotage. When the saboteur suspects he is being watched, he asks his nephew to deliver an explosive parcel across town. Based on the novel The secret agent by Joseph Conrad. 76 min. DVD 111; VHS 999:563
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Shiri (South Korea, 1999)
Directed by Kang Jegyu. Cast: Han Suckyu, Choi Minsik, Song Kangho, Kim Yunjin, Yoon Joosang, Park Yongwoo. A phantom sniper is methodically assassinating key figures in a South Korean intelligence investigation. Special agent Ryu and his partner Lee suspect North Korea's most lethal female operative, Hee, as being responsible. When a security breach prompts the theft of a high-tech liquid explosive, CTX, from the South Korean authorities, Ryu and Lee are certain there's a mole within their ranks. Special features DVD 1493: What "shiri" symbolizes; director's cut; N.G. scenes; interviews; behind stories; the making of "Shiri"; music video "When I dream"; theatrical trailers; gun index; digital audio experience; cast & director's profiles.125 min. DVD 1338; DVD 1493
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The Siege (1998)
Directed by Edward Zwick. Cast: Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, Tony Shalhoub, Sami Bouajila, David Proval. The United States government abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law. Now it's up to FBI agent Hubbard and U.S. Army General Devereaux to find out who's responsible and to put an end to the destruction. Together, they face explosive danger at every turn in an all out war against ruthless terrorists. 116 min. DVD 1206

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Deep, Kim "Deconstructing Hollywood: negative stereotyping in film." (media section) Women in Action, Dec 2002 i3 p57(3) UC users only
Hall, Alice. "Film Reviews and the Public's Perceptions of Stereotypes: Movie Critics' Discourse about the Siege." Communication Quarterly, Vol. 49, Iss. 4; p. 399 (25 pages) UC users only
Jones, Arthur "Stereotyping and double standards in 'Hollywood Islam'." National Catholic Reporter. Nov 20, 1998. Vol. 35, Iss. 5; p. 17 (1 page)
Jones, Arthur "Stereotyping and double standards in 'Hollywood Islam'." National Catholic Reporter. Nov 20, 1998. Vol. 35, Iss. 5; p. 17 (1 page)
Muravchik, Joshua. "Terrorism at the Multiplex." Commentary Jan 1999 v107 i1 p57(1) (2743 words) UC users only
Shehadeh, Michel. "Movie prompts outcry at stereotypes." Arab American News 9/11/1998 V.XIV; N.668/669 p. 4
Wilkins, Karin and Downing, John. "Mediating terrorism: Text and protest in interpretations of The Siege." Critical Studies in Media Communication. Dec 2002. Vol. 19, Iss. 4; p. 419 UC users only

Sleeper Cell: The Enemy is Here(TV series, 2005)
Cast: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Alex Nesic, Blake Shields, Melissa Sagemiller, Grant Heslov, James LeGros. Go behind the veil of an U.S. home-grown terrorist group, tracking the harrowing challenges faced by an FBI agent determined to learn its secrets. Having posed as a prisoner inside a federal penitentiary, a young agent develops contacts that enable him to infiltrate an Islamic terrorist cell in Los Angeles. The cell is led by an intimidating, charismatic extremist, who considers all acts of violence moral when serving the greater good of his cause. But early in the investigation something goes wrong, placing lives, and the integrity of the mission, in serious jeopardy. Based on the characters created by Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris. Originally broadcast on Showtime in 2005.
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Season One, Disc 1 Part 1: Al-Faiha -- Part 2: Target -- Part 3: Money -- Part 4: Scholar. 228 min. DVD 7986

Season One, Disc 2 Part 5: Soldier -- Part 6: Family -- Part 7: Immigrant -- Part 8: Intramural. 226 min. DVD 7987

Season One, Disc 3 Part 9 & 10 (Two-hour season one series finale): Youmud din. Bonus features: Never-before-seen bonus features; making of the 10th episode; filmographies; producers commentary. 205 min. DVD 7988

Season Two, Disc 1: American Terror In this second season of the television drama Darwyn, a Muslim undercover agent for the FBI, finds that another terrorist cell in Southern California is planning an attack deadlier than the first. Farik escapes out of the country and is directing another cell. Contents: Al-Baqara -- Salesman -- Torture. Originally broadcast on Showtime in 2006. 171 min. DVD 7989

Season Two, Disc 2: American Terror Contents: Faith -- Home -- School. Originally broadcast on Showtime in 2006. 167 min. DVD 7990

Season Two, Disc 3: American Terror Contents: Fitna -- Reunion -- Special features. Originally broadcast on Showtime in 2006. 167 min. DVD 7991

Stammheim: Baader-Meinhof vor Gericht (Germany, 1986)
Directed by Reinhard Hauff. A powerful depiction of events that split a country, this movie was equally controversial. Based on the well-publicized Baader-Meinhof terrorists, it concerns five terrorists who were brought to trial and accused of the murder of four U.S. servicemen in Germany. The trial was almost a travesty in that the presiding judge was removed and defense attorneys and prosecutors switched with almost daily regularity during the long and complicated court battle. PAL format. In German without English subtitles. 103 min. vhs 999:2788
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Preece, Julian. "Between Identification and Documentation, 'Autofiction' and 'Biopic': The Lives of the RAF." German Life & Letters; Oct2003, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p363, 14p UC users only
Rasch, Ilka. "The Generation Gap: The Reappropriation of the Red Army Faction in Contemporary German Film." In: Generational shifts in contemporary German culture / edited by Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Susanne Vees-Gulani. Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PT111 .G36 2010)
Stott, Rosemary. "Revolutionary Fiction: The Baader Meinhof Complex and other representations of the Red Army Faction in German film." Twentieth Century Communism, May2010, p180-196, 17p

The State I Am In (Die innere Sicherheit) (Germany, 1965)
Directed by Christian Petzold. Cast: Julia Hummer, Barbara Auer, Richy Muller, Bilge Bingul. Together with their adolescent daughter, two former terrorists have been living underground in Portugal for years. Complications arise when their daughter falls in love and the family's secret life is revealed. On the run, they return to Germany where the parents end up robbing a bank. 105 min. DVD X6831; DVD 3647 [Non-US format DVD (PAL, Region 2)]
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German Film Critics Association Awards - Best Film

Fisher. Jaimey "Globalization as Uneven Geographical Development: The 'Creative' Destruction of Place and Fantasy in Christian Petzold?s Ghost Trilogy." Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies Volume 47, Number 4, September 2011 UC users only
Scheufler, Eric. "The Ghosts of Autumn Past: History, Memory, and Identity in Christian Petzold?s Die innere Sicherheit." Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, Volume 47, Number 1, February 2011, pp. 103-120 UC users only
Möller, Olaf; Wood, Jason. "Vanishing point." Sight & Sound; Oct2007, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p40-42, 3p UC users only

State of Seige (État de siège) (France / West Germany / Italy, 1973)
Directed by Costa Gavras. A drama based on the true story of the interrogation and execution of CIA agent Dan Mitrione by urban guerillas, the Tupamoros of Uruguay. Kidnapped by the revolutionaries, Mitrone who had been training the country's police in sophisticated counter-insurgency and torture techniques, was held hostage in exchange for the release of political prisoners. Shot in Chile with the approval of President Allende shortly before his assassination, the film was the first to detail the uglier side of the kind of paramilitary training that the U.S. has often performed for its allies. 120 min. vhs 999:3237
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Welsh, James M. "Beyond Melodrama Art, Politics, and "State of Siege"." Film Criticism, Fall77, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p24-31, 8p UC users only

Die Stille nach dem Schuß (The Legend of Rita) (Germany, 1999)
Director, Volker Schlondorff. This political thriller, set in the final years of the Cold War, recounts the struggles of a young West German woman member of a terrorist group (loosely based on the real Baader-Meinhof gang). When the group disbands, she goes into hiding with an invented identity in East Germany. She struggles with the realities of a Communist state while keeping the distant ideal of socialism. 101 min. DVD 1095
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Strange Culture (2007)
Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. Cast: Tilda Swinton, Thomas Jay Ryan, Peter Coyote, Josh Kornbluth, Steve Kurtz. Based on true events, this docu-drama tells the story of one man's personal tragedy that turns into persecution by a paranoid government. Steve Kurtz's nightmare began on May 11, 2004, when he awoke to find his wife dead of heart failure. Police responding to his distressed 911 call became suspicious of biological equipment in his house and contacted the FBI. Only hours after his wife's tragic death, he found himself detained as a suspected "bioterrorist," as dozens of federal agents in Hazmat suites scoured his home, seizing his art materials, computers, manuscripts, books, his cat, and even his wife's body. 75 min. DVD 9843
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Summer Night (Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico) (Italy, 1986)
Directed by Lina Wertmuller. Cast: Marangela Melato, Michele Placido, Massimo Wertmuller, Roberto Herlitzka. Signora Bolk, a self-made rich-bitch billionairess, fed up with the terrorists who poach Italy hires a former CIA agent to kidnap the lead violator. While in captivity and blindfolded the man discovers that one of the women who kidnapped him agrees to pay the ransom but only with a twist. 98 min. DVD 4417
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Swiri (Shiri) (South Korea, 1999)
Directed by Je-gyu Kang. Cast: Han S?ok-kyu, Ch?oe Min-sik, Song Kang-ho, Kim Yun-jin. A phantom sniper is methodically assassinating key figures in a South Korean intelligence investigation. Special agent Ryu and his partner Lee suspect North Korea's most lethal female operative, Hee, as being responsible. When a security breach prompts the theft of a high-tech liquid explosive, CTX, from the South Korean authorities, Rhy and Lee are certain there's a mole within their ranks. 120 min. DVD 1493
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Sword of Gideon (Canada | USA | France, 1986)
Directed by Michael Anderson. Cast: Steven Bauer, Michael York, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurent Malet, Rod Steiger. In the wake of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre of Israeli athletes, five lethal experts are assembled by the Israeli intelligence agency to execute eleven known terrorists. Based on true events. Based on the book Vengeance by George Jonas. 172 min. DVD X6087
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Team America: World Police (2004)
Directed by Trey Parker. A biting send-up of big-budget action movies utilizing marionette puppets in lieu of computer generated images to breath life into a group of heroic figures who span the globe protecting democracy and freedom against terrorism. Learning that power hungry North Korea dictator Kim Jong Il is out to destroy the world, the team recuits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover as a terrorist. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to slip into an arms dealer's hideout to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to stop the dictator's peace conference, which is a ruse to allow him to attack the world with his weapons of mass destruction? Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa, Daran Morris, Phil Hendrie, Maurice LaMarche, Chelsea Marquerite, Jeremy Sheba. 98 min. DVD 4071
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The Terrorist (India, 1999)
Directed by Santosh Sivan. Inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, the film focuses on the making of a suicide bomber marching toward the end of her life. Malli, a hardened, trained killer wins the coveted bomber position. However, the path to the assassination allows her to examine her own emotions for the first time. In meditation she reflects on a moment of true love that places her at a psychological divide as she contemplates her future. 95 min. DVD 1037; vhs 999:3209
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Todesspiel(Germany, TV, 1997)
Directed by Heinrich Breloer. In August 1977 in Germany RAF terrorists kidnapped businessman Hanns Martin Schleyer and demanded the release of incarcerated RAF terrorists. The terrorists also hijacked the Lufthansa jet "Landshut" with 86 passengers on board, with a final showdown at the Mogadishu Airport. A thrilling documentary with fictional elements based on the true story with interviews by the people who were involved. In German with occasional English with German subtitles. A film by Heinrich Breloer. 1997. 177 min. DVD 4568
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True Lies (1994)
Directed by James Cameron. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere. Marital problems arise for an international spy, who works for a top-secret government agency while pretending to be a computer salesman. Together he, his wife and their daughter foil the nefarious schemes of Middle Eastern nuclear terrorists and rescue their marriage.141 min. DVD 8422; vhs 999:1929
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"James Cameron." (Arab-Americans demonstrated against the director's film 'True Lies' because of its negative portrayal of Arabs) (Brief Article) Facts on File v54, n2822 (Dec 31, 1994):1015.
Hanania, Ray. "One of the Bad Guys?" (November 2, 1998), p. 14 UC users only

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Underground Zero (2001)
A collaborative film project comprised of a collection of short films by a variety of experimental and documentary filmmakers in response to the events of September 11, 2001. Main program : The End of summer (3 min.) / Frazer Bradshaw -- Voice of the prophet (7 min.) / Robert Edwards -- China diary (911) (12 min.) / Eva Brzeski -- Isaiah's rap (3 min.) / Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman -- Brief encounter with Tibetan monks (5 min.) / Paul Harrill -- Scene from an endless war (2 min.) / Norman Cowie -- The World is a classroom (14 min.) / Caveh Zahedi -- A Strange mourning (5 min.) / David Driver -- 21 (3 min.) / Laura Plotkin -- Carefully taught (4 min.) / Valerie Soe -- World as we know it (4 min.) / John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson -- Prayer (3 min.) / Jay Rosenblatt -- Untitled (6 min.) / Ira Sachs. Program two: New York (6 min.) / Chel White -- Brooklyn promenade (3 min.) / Mark Street -- Both towers have fallen (2 min.) / Cathy Cook -- No news (4 min.) / Bushra Azzouz -- Parthenogenesis (2 min.) / Marina Zurkow -- Language lessons (9 min.) / Jeanne C. Finley & John Muse -- End of an era (6 min.) / Lucas Sabean -- Meal (4 min.) -- Cathy Crane & Sarah Lewison -- Collateral damage (3 min.) / Marcia Jarmel -- Drink from the river (3 min.) / Thad Povery & The Scratch Film Junkies -- Fear itself (3 min.) / Dan Weir -- Wake (4 min.) / Abigail Severance & Julia Inez Gandelsonas -- Awake (1 min.) / Greg Watkins -- 9/10 (8 min.) / Thomas Logoreci. 111 min. DVD 2154

United 93 (2006)
Directed by Paul Greengrass. Cast: Christian Clemenson, Trish Gates, Polly Adams, Cheyenne Jackson, Opal Alladin, Gary Commock, Nancy McDoniel, David Alan Basche, Richard Bekins, Susan Blommaert. Fact-based story about the 40 passengers and crew aboard San Francisco bound flight United 93, who sat down as strangers and found the courage to stand up as one. This hijacked flight was the fourth terrorist attack plane on September 11, 2001. As a result of a delay on takeoff, the passengers on the flight, are behind the carefully scheduled planned attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Once hijacked, the passengers and crew are able to discern that this is no mere hijacking. While the real events that caused the ultimate crash of the plane can never be known, the events depicted would appear to be as might be expected. The scariest part of the film is the unpreparedness of the FAA and the military in dealing with the situation. 111 min. DVD 6134
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - David Lean Award for Direction
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Director of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Picture
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Director

Vantage Point (2008)
Directed by Pete Travis. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Bruce McGill, Edgar Ramirez, Said Taghmaoui, Ayelet Zurer, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, James LeGros, Eduardo Noriega. U.S. president Ashton is in Salamanca, Spain to announce plans for a major global summit on terrorism. As he stands behind the podium in front of a loudly cheering crowd, he is shot twice. This is followed minutes later by a small explosion and then a massive blast. Secret Service agents Barnes, Taylor, and Holden immediately jump into action, trying to find the terrorists responsible amid all the chaos. First, the events are seen through the eyes of television news producer Rex Brooks. Then, the assassination attempt is replayed from seven different points of view. Each perspective reveals a few more clues. 90 min. DVD 9869
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Ein Virus Kennt Keine Moral (A Virus Knows No Morals) (West Germany, 1985)
Directed by Rosa von Praunheim. An irreverent black comedy on the AIDS crisis. Nurses on the night shift roll dice to see which AIDS patient will die next; the owner of a gay bathhouse gets Kaposi's Sarcoma but tries to keep his mind on profits; an epidemic victim is harassed by a reporter on his death bed and sticks her with a contaminated syringe; the government opens a quarantine called Hell Gay Land and gay terrorists kidnap the Minister of Health. 84 min. 999:2892
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The War Within (2005)
Directed by Joseph Castelo. Cast: Ayad Akhtar, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen, Sarita Choudhury, Charles Daniel Sandoval, John Ventimiglia. Hassan, a Pakistani engineering student in Paris is imprisoned and interrogated by Western intelligence services for suspected terrorist activities. Innocent of the charges, by the time he is released, his attitudes about the West have changed and in time he begins to identify with terrorists with whom he had been unwittingly associated. He renounces his old life, joins a radical group and illegally slips into New York with the aim of staging a major terrorist action. What unfolds is a profound human and political drama as we tensely observe the state of mind of a suicide bomber. 93 min. DVD 5120
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World Trade Center (2006)
Directed by Oliver Stone. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Pe~na, Maggie Gyllenhall, Maria Bello, Stephen Dorff, Jay Hernandez, Michael Shannon, Donna Murphy, Frank Whaley. The true story of Port Authority policemen John McLoughlin and William J. Jimeno, who volunteered for rescue duty and became trapped in the rubble of the Towers on September 11, 2001. The men became two of the last survivors extracted from Ground Zero. It is a story of the true heroes and of that fateful time in United States history, when buildings would fall and heroes would rise, literally from the ashes to inspire the entire human race. 128 min. DVD DVD 7105
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Zero Day (2003)
Directed by Oliver Stone. Cast: Calvin Robertson, Andre Keuck, Gerhard Keuck, Johanne Keuck, Pam Robertson, Steve Robertson, Christopher Coccio, Rachel Benichank, Eric Robertson, Madelyn Robertson. "We are the Army of Two!" So begins the video diary of Andre and Cal, two ordinary, alienated high school students who have meticulously planned a "big-ass mission" that will shock and terrify their community. They have officially declared war, stockpiled their weapons, and set the day for destruction. Now, "let the countdown begin." The two teenagers decide to stage a Columbine-style assault against their high school. The film presents their story in the form of video diaries which are found after the fact, using a mix of actors and real students to create a sense of reality. 92 min. DVD DVD 3749
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