Daily Archives: February 26, 2012

Cup Final

I watched Cup Final, since I was interested after we saw several clips in class and both Shohat and Bardenstein discuss it in their articles.  Cup Final is an Israeli film made in 1992, set in Lebanon during the 1982 … Continue reading

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Kazablan: the Israeli Romeo and Juliet

Kazablan is an Israeli boureka film, directed by Menahem Golan and adapted from Yigal Mossinson’s play of the same name. Shot in Jerusalem and Jaffa, the film may be best be described as an Israeli Romeo and Juliet/West Side Story.  It … Continue reading

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Binaries

In the film Paradise Now (2055) I was particularly struck by the moment near the end of the film in which Palestinian Said points out that Israel has effectively managed to “convince the world, and themselves that they are the … Continue reading

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Salt of This Sea

I watched Salt of This Sea and found it to be very enlightening of the treatment of Arabs in Israel.  Soraya, the daughter of Palestinian refugees who ended up in Brooklyn, New York, goes back to Israel to live in Rahmallah … Continue reading

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Young Iraqi Artists

A trend among young Iraqi artists is to depict the brutal, violent, political world in which they live – although their instructors and patrons would prefer happier subjects. Young artists in Iraq have been shaped by the US occupation and … Continue reading

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The Sura of the Quaking

The Sura of the Quaking, recited by Sheikh Mohamed Al Minshawi, and translated by Michael Sells in Approaching the Qur’an, depicts the Earth shaking as the result of otherworldly forces.  Recitations such as this one are often heard in cassette … Continue reading

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Captain Abu Raed(2007)

Captain Abu Raed (2007) is a Jordanian film set in Amman, directed and written by the Jordanian-American director Amin Matalqa. It was the first feature film produced in Jordan for over 50 years. Captain Abu Raed has received over ten … Continue reading

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“Arab Labor”

“Arab Labor” is a popular TV sitcom produced in Israel.  It premiered on an Israeli channel in 2007 and later premiered on Link TV in 2008. According to Link TV’s description, the show was created by an Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, … Continue reading

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The Bubble (Hebrew: הבועה HaBuah)

The Bubble is a 2006 romantic drama directed by Israeli director Eytan Fox. Set in modern day Tel Aviv, The Bubble deals with the trials and tribulations of three young Tel Aviv residents: Lulu (Daniela Virtzer), an female political activist … Continue reading

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Zozo (2005)

Zozo (2005) is a movie written and directed by the Swedish-Lebanese director Josef Fares, known for his comedies about Middle Eastern immigrants in Sweden. The film tells the story of young Zozo, who lives in Beirut at the time of … Continue reading

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