"Women beyond borders is volume eight in the Women pioneers collection, a film series exploring the impact that a number of remarkable women have made on the Arab world in a variety of fields throughout the early part of the twentieth century ... looks at the lives and works of some of the women who have joined in the fight for their Palestinian homeland. ...
Contributor:Chamoun, Jean Khalil - Khoury, Marianne - Khoury, Gabriel - Balsan, Humbert - ʻAfīfī, Kif - Khalīl, Samīḥah Salāmah - Misr International Films - Arab Film Distribution
"Women across the Middle East are trying to reclaim their role as leaders in Islam. Veiled voices goes in-depth into the world of three Muslim women religious leaders, who say women were always meant to be powerful within the religion. Filmed over the course of two years in Lebanon, Syria and Egypt"--Container.
Explores the history and beliefs of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon, which dates from the beginning of the fourth century, 301 AD, when Christianity was officially accepted by the Armenians as the state religion.
Issues of representation within the occupied zone of South Lebanon are explored in this film. Three staged interviews with Lebanese prisoners in Israel illustrate aspects of life under occupation. The interview format is a tribute to Jean-Luc Godard's Here and elsewhere, which dealt with the Palestinian/Israeli conflict 20 years earlier.
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears: Traces the delicate friendship that evolves between two Palestinian girls. Children of Shatila: Many people first became aware of the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon after the shocking and horrific Sabra-Shatila massacre that took place there in 1982. 50 years after the exile of their grandparents from Palestine, the children of Shatila share their dreams of a better future.
"The story of the women of Ein El Hilweh refugee camp between 1982 and 1984 is an important chapter in the history of Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon. After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, the camp was destroyed and its men were imprisoned. 'The Kingdom of Women' documents the organizing spirit of the community's women during this period - detailing how they ...