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The Middle East Studies Series

"Recommended. Evocative camera work helps provide informative views behind the often mysterious veil of the Middle East." -Booklist
This exceptional collection of award-winning documentaries offers historical and contemporary studies of countries of the Middle East. Programs available on 20 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 20-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


The Battle of Durban II: Israel, Palestine & the United Nations

The Battle of Durban II: Israel, Palestine & the United Nations

"Highly Recommended. What I was afraid would disintegrate into a tangled mess of shouting heads, emerged as a sterling example of balanced documentary-making that sought the depressing truth in the divide, instead of just the moral high ground. No one person, nation or organization is singled-out, skewered or lampooned. Click for more


Cyprus: A Divided Island

Cyprus: A Divided Island

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia, situated in the east Mediterranean basin just south of Turkey and west of Greece. The Republic gained its independence from Britain in 1960; however, after a coup in 1974 nearly 40% of the island remained under Turkish rule. Today, the Click for more


Egypt: Lost Tomb of the Sons of Ramesses II

Egypt: Lost Tomb of the Sons of Ramesses II

"Highly Recommended. This program reports on the excavation of KV5, a tomb thought to be constructed by Ramesses II as a burial place for his first 12 sons. Using diaries, 19th-century maps, photography, common sense, and a lot of old-fashioned digging, a team led by Kent Weeks, a professor of Egyptology at American Click for more


Egypt: The Nile - Lifeblood of Egypt

Egypt: The Nile - Lifeblood of Egypt

"Highly Recommended. This voyage on the Nile presents an excellent look at Egypt." -Booklist
50 centuries ago - the Egypt of the Pharaohs. Of ancient Greeks and Romans. Of Christian Egypt. Of Islamic Egypt. All these people's lifeblood was and remains the Nile, the longest river in the world; nowhere is Click for more


Egypt: Of Pharaohs and Fables

Egypt: Of Pharaohs and Fables

A robed horseman, leading his camels across desert sands, guides us into 5,000 years of human history. We begin in the city of Cairo with its spectacular Egyptian Museum; next in Memphis we learn of the fable of the Apis Bulls; on the Suqqara Plain we visit the oldest stone structure on Earth, the great step pyramid; Click for more


Egypt: Secrets of the Sand

Egypt: Secrets of the Sand

"Highly Recommended. This excellent program provides valuable information about the current status of Egyptology and the archaeology of this important region." -EMRO Review
"Highly Recommended. This is an exciting documentary that aims to shed new light on the misty origins of Ancient Egypt. New images Click for more


Iran: The Bam 6.6 Earthquake - Humanity Has No Borders

Iran: The Bam 6.6 Earthquake - Humanity Has No Borders

Best Documentary -Noor Film Festival
"Highly Recommended. This is a very moving and poignant documentary; it is very effective in getting its message across that we are all one people." -Lowell Bruce Laingen
On December 26, 2003, at 5:30 in the morning in the ancient Click for more


Iran: Esfahan (Isfahan) - Pearl of Iran

Iran: Esfahan (Isfahan) - Pearl of Iran

"Esfahan, isolated in the desert and marvelously ornate with an eventful history, is an image of exultation in the midst of solitude." -André Godard, Architect
Esfahan, or Isfahan, located south of Tehran, was once the capital of Persia and one of the largest cities in the word; now it is the third largest Click for more


Iran: Population Control - The Kindest Cut

Iran: Population Control - The Kindest Cut

When the fundamentalist Mullahs seized power in Iran back in 1979 they urged the country to procreate. They wanted lots of young revolutionaries, and they wanted them ASAP. This resulted in a massive population problem - from 34 million in 1979 to over 70 million today, and over 60% are below 25 years of age. Now the Click for more


Iraq: The New Kurdistan

Iraq: The New Kurdistan

This historic documentary takes us to the landlocked mountains of Northern Iraq to investigate how democracy is flourishing in Kurdistan. In 1988 Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons killed over 5000 Kurds and today congenital abnormality rates are 4-5 times higher than post atomic populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Click for more


Israel: The Ark of the Covenant

Israel: The Ark of the Covenant

"Recommended. A small but devoted sect of Jews has been trying to get rid of the Islamic presence on Mount Moriah, rebuild the Temple, and re-institute the sacrificial system to achieve their goal. This struggle, which began between Isaac and Ishmael, is at the root of the drama in this production. Here we gain Click for more


Gaza (Israel & Palestine): Journeys to Heaven and Hell

Gaza (Israel & Palestine): Journeys to Heaven and Hell

"Recommended. Journalist Sandra Jordan's street level look at the hell that is Gaza. She reports on the exalted status enjoyed by suicide bombers and their families, and explains why Arafat's Palestinian Authority was unable to control Hamas, the radical Islamic group that recruits and trains young bombers who view Click for more


Israel: The Battle for Jerusalem

Israel: The Battle for Jerusalem

"Recommended. This program is well documented and highlights some serious issues such as disparity in economics, social services, and governance. In addition, one begins to understand the complexity of a city by looking at its geographic position and the intricate make-up of its population. Both sides of the arguments Click for more


Israel: Echoes From the Ancients

Israel: Echoes From the Ancients

Computerworld Medal -The Smithsonian
Gold Medal, Best Documentary -Aurora Awards
Best Educational Program -Telly Awards
EEN Award for Excellence -EEN
Best of Show, Writing - Aurora Awards

"Highly Recommended. The production Click for more


Israel: Holy Land, Heavenly Voices

Israel: Holy Land, Heavenly Voices

What is it like to perform one of the great works of classical music with one of the most renowned conductors in the world? This wonderful documentary answers that question and offers viewers so much more: a trip of a lifetime to Israel. The journey starts at the Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, as we meet Click for more


Israel: Jerusalem - The Golden City

Israel: Jerusalem - The Golden City

There is hardly a city in the world that inspires emotion more than Jerusalem. To people of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith it is holy; to early traders it was the junction of three continents; to historians it is a city whose stones speak of kings, war, peace, heroic figures and civilization. In the midst of a Click for more


Israel: Stories From the Holy Lands

Israel: Stories From the Holy Lands

"Recommended. Great heart went into the making of this documentary; it gets top marks." -The Seattle Times
The term "Holy Land" dates back thousands of years and each year Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Baha'i make pilgrimages to Israel's Holy Lands. This classic documentary guides viewers to these ancient Click for more


Jordan & Israel: More Stories From the Holy Lands

Jordan & Israel: More Stories From the Holy Lands

The Kingdom of Jordan's history, like Israel's, dates back thousands of years; each is filled with ancient names, places and stories that are commonly known today, including many with religious significance. Our journey begins in Jordan, where we explore the Roman ruins of Pella; Umm Quis; Ajlun Castle, the base for Click for more


Lebanon: Forgotten Palestinians

Lebanon: Forgotten Palestinians

More than 300,000 Palestinians in Lebanon still live in sub-human conditions. That is more than in any other Arab country. The plight of these people was once a central concern of the Arab world. Today, they feel forgotten. They are unwanted in Lebanon and have no place in the new Palestine. Many Palestinians in Lebanon Click for more


Palestine: Chairman Yasser Arafat

Palestine: Chairman Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat (1929-2004) - his complete name was Mohammed Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa Al-Husseini - was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which the Arab League regards as the only legitimate representative of the Palestinian people; President of the Palestinian National Authority, which Click for more





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