I wrote two research papers on this topic-- one covering censorship in
Egypt and another in Malaysia. You can read them at this link if you
want to know the reality of what you're showing your students:
Andrea Traubner wrote:
> Filmakers Library has a large collection of films on the Middle East.
> They are listed on our web site http://www.filmakers.com in the
> index under Middle East Studies. If there is a particular interest in
> films on Egypt, please look at UP AT DAWN (about child labor in Egypt)
> http://www.filmakers.com/indivs/UpAtDawn.htm and EGYPT: TO LIVE WITH
> THE DIFFERENCES which is part of the Women in the Arab World series
> Sue Oscar
> Filmakers Library, Inc.
> 124 E. 40th Street
> Suite 901
> New York, NY 10016
> On Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at 01:27 PM, Mary Lou Neighbour wrote:
> Hello, all!
> I am writing to ask the collective wisdom of this list for
> titles of fairly current cinematic films from Arab countries
> which show daily life. We have a history professor who is
> interested in making them available to his students so that
> they can appreciate the cultures of the Middle East. He is
> particularly interested in films from Egypt. Any suggestions
> would be most welcome.
> Mary Lou Neighbour
> AV Librarian
> Montgomery County Community College
> 340 De Kalb Pike
> Blue Bell, PA 19422
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