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  • Film, Video

    Wanderers of the desert Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Aspect ratio: 16 x 9. Original film: 1986, France. Also known as Les baliseurs du désert. Cert. Not available [BBFC]. DVD Region 1. Colour. PAL. Arabic with English subtitles (optional).

    • Contributor: Khemir, Nacer
    • Date: 2008
  • Blog

    How Do You Say "Law" in…?

    As we are the Law Library of Congress, I thought it would be nice to ask staff to say the word law in their native language.

    • Contributor: Weber, Andrew
    • Date: 2016-06-10
  • Film, Video

    al-Sittāt mā yaʻrifūsh yakdibū Women can't lie / Catalog Record Only

    Kamal (Shukry Sarhan) marries Laila (Shadia) and soon discovers that his wife is a persistent liar. To escape her lies, he flees to Paris. Laila then sends him a letter announcing that she is pregnant with his baby. Kamal quickly returns home, only to discover that Laila has rented a baby with the help of her cousin Buthayna (Zeenat Sedky) and her husband Noah ...

    • Date: 200?
  • Film, Video

    al-Naddāhah / Catalog Record Only

    Ḥāmid, a simple farmer, came to Cairo and worked as a doorman. He got married to Fatḥīyah and brought her to Cairo. ʻAlāʼ, one of the residents in Hāmid's building, wanted Fatḥīyah. One day, he asked Ḥāmid to go buy him some things and while he was gone, ʻAlāʼ raped Fatḥīyah. Ḥāmid saw it happen and decided he had to either kill Fatḥīyah, or ...

    • Date: 198?
  • Film, Video

    al-Amīn al-ʻāmm lil-Ḥarakah al-Dīmuqrāṭīyah al-Ijtimāʻīyah fī al-Jazāʼir Catalog Record Only

    Democracy; terrorism; politics and government; Algeria.

    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video

    Sirr ṭāqīyat al-ikhfāʼ The secret of the vanishing cap / Catalog Record Only

    A young journalist discovers a magic hat that renders him invisible. With his discovery he performs some good works, until some bad men steal the magic hat for themselves. Can he recover this special hat, especially when everyone around him thinks he has lost his mind?

    • Date: 200?
  • Film, Video

    al-Majānīn fī naʻīm / Catalog Record Only

    Qandīl, after spending 10 years in a mental hospital decided to start a new life as a social troubleshooter. He tried to solve Sharīf's problems, who was broke and having a lot of affairs. Qandīl succeeded in solving Sharīf's problems, but he discovered that pepole are not honest or reasonable, so he prefered to go back to the mental hospital.

    • Date: 198?
  • Film, Video

    al-Ḥiṣār ʻalá al-ʻIrāq / Catalog Record Only

    Iraq; economic sancations; 1991-.

    • Date: 199?
  • Film, Video

    Riyāḥ al-shamāl. Catalog Record Only

    A documentary program about the Israeli defeat in Lebanon war, 2006 taken from the Israeli media.

    • Date: 200?
  • Film, Video

    Ḥarb Lubnān. al-Imtiḥān al-awwal / Catalog Record Only

    The series shows the details of the war of Lebanon through 15 episodes. Episode 1 deals with the events that gave rise to the independent Lebanon in 1943, the Baghdad Pact, Eisenhower doctrine and 1956 Suez crisis culminating in Lebanon's first war in 1958 and the intervention of the U.S. Marines.

    • Date: 2001
  • Film, Video

    Masraḥīyat Ḥasan wa-Marquṣ wa-Kūhīn Catalog Record Only

    A comedy about three partners: Ḥasan (Muslim), Marquṣ (Christian) and Kūhīn (Jewish). ʻAbbas (ʻĀdil Khayrī) works for the three. He gets into dispute about the work with Ḥasan and Kūhīn and decides to quit his job. When Marquṣ brings some news about an inheritance which ʻAbbas will receive from his diseased uncle the three partners try to figure out how they will benefit from ...

    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    Sābirīn / Catalog Record Only

    Dramatic work about a young woman called "Sābirīn" who lives with her parents. Sābirīn's mother was very sick and has to be hospitalized. Sābirīn's aunt came to visit the family to take care of her sister. Day by day the aunt tried to seduce her sister's husband and eventually she succeedes. Sābirīn's mother dies and her father decides to marry the Aunt. Sābirīn decides ...

    • Date: 198?
  • Film, Video

    al-Irhābī / Catalog Record Only

    Ali is a terrorist who is trying to change the world through Islamic revolution. While he is in hiding after a terrorist operation he arranges to have an operation to change his identity. His new terrorist operation was to kill a group of famous Egyptian leaders. During his escape after that operation his car has a serious accident and he gets rescued and saved ...

    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video

    Yawm min ʻumrī / Catalog Record Only

    A journalist named "Ṣalāḥ" and his friend "Yūnus" who is a photographer go to the airport to cover the arrival of "Nādiyah", the daughter of the millionaire "Abū ʻUjaylah". When Nādīyah arrives in the airport she sees her father and stepmother are waiting for her. Her father is forcing Nādiyah to get married to his wife's brother, but Nādīyah doen't like him.Ṣalāḥ already met ...

    • Contributor: Al-Muttaḥidah Lil-Sīnim - Sālim, ʻāṭif - Jawhar, Yūsuf - Ḥāfiẓ, ʻabd Al-Ḥalīm - Lc Purchase Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 198?
  • Film, Video

    al-Tanṣīr fī al-qārah al-sawdāʼ-Afrīqīyā / Catalog Record Only

    Islam; Christianize; Africa.

    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video

    Akthar min raʼy. ʻArḍ Bin Lādin lil-duwal al-gharbīyah / Catalog Record Only

    An interactive, no-holds-barred discussion program that explores a variety of opinions and views on political, economic, social, scientific, and cultural issues. Guests include personalities and experts on specific Arab and international issues. In this episode, guests discuss Usāmah bin Lādin's peace period proposal to the European countries.

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    Risālah ilá ahl al-Kuwayt / Catalog Record Only

    Title from label. In Arabic. Not viewed. Sources used: videocassette container; cataloging record from OvOp field office. Received: 8/3/1999 from Cairo OvOp Office; viewing copy; gift; LC Gift Collection.

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    al-Baʻḍ yaʻīshu marratayn / Catalog Record Only

    A dramatic work. It showed how Dr. Aḥmad the archeologist and his wife Zuhayrah the manager at the Education ministry were too busy to care for their own children. The oldest Thurayyā was a flighty girl, her sister Samīrah couldn't make her own decisions because of her weak personality, and Hesham became a theif as a result of her careless parents. Their father was ...

    • Date: 198?
  • Film, Video

    al-Majānīn al-thalāthah / Catalog Record Only

    A silly farce about a crazy scientist who is dealing with his wife's mental illness and his own crazy scientific experiments. He shrinks a goat in size, and is also working to reverse the process of aging. He ends up trying to shrink a human and is successful but he cannot return him to normal size and is arrested. He eventually is able to ...

    • Date: 197?
  • Film, Video

    al-Shumūʻ al-sawdāʼ / Catalog Record Only

    Īmān was a nurse who took care of Aḥmad, a writer who became blind due to an accident. Aḥmad hated women because his of his unfaithful ex-fiancée. Īmān tried to change Aḥmad's opinion about women, because she loved him. Fatḥī, who was Aḥmad's brother tried to flirt with Īmān, but he was jealous. Suddenly Fatḥī got killed and Īmān was accused. Aḥmad succeeded in ...

    • Date: 198?
  • Film, Video

    Ḥubb fī al-zinzānah / Catalog Record Only

    Ṣalāḥ was a poor young man had to go to jail instea of al-Sharnūbī, who was the real quilty party, and a rich man. Ṣalāḥ fell in love with Fāyizah in prison and when he was released, she went to al-Sharnūbī to ask him for an apartment as he promised. Ṣalāḥ. al-Sharnūbī refused, so Ṣalāḥ ran away from the jail and tried to travel ...

    • Date: 198?
  • Film, Video

    al-Malik Fārūq al-Awwal : fīlm tasjīlī / Catalog Record Only

    A biography documentary on Faruk, I, King of Egypt, 1920-1965.

    • Date: 200?
  • Film, Video

    Ismāʻīl Yāsīn fī riḥlah ilá al-qamar A trip to the moon. Catalog Record Only

    Orignally produced as a motion picture 1959. All Zones ; NTSC. 2012-06-10. In Arabic, with subtitles in English and French.

    • Date: 200?
  • Film, Video

    Yamīn ṭalāq / Catalog Record Only

    A dramatic work about how divorce badly affects a child. A divorced woman and her son live with a friend and her husband. Eventually that marriage also breaks up, and the divorcee marries her friend's husband. The new husband begins to abuse his stepson, and his mother neglects him. The unhappy boy is introduced to a life of drugs and crime by a friend.

    • Date: 2001
  • Film, Video

    Qahwat al-Mawārdī / Catalog Record Only

    Dramatic work about a man (Hasanayn Abū Sinnah) who tries to rebuild his life after being in prison, and he returns to his home town. He falls for a waitress in his local coffee shop (Farawlah) but she is not interested in him. Hasanayn Abū Sinnah becomes a very successful businessman and marries Raja, but he still has feelings for Farawlah and he tries ...

    • Date: 198?