Middle East

  • The Return


    Directed by Hale Güzin Kızılaslan • 2015 • Turkey • 20'

    Memories and identities had long been eradicated or buried in Eastern Anatolia after the disappearance of its Armenian inhabitants; some managed to survive, but only secretly. THE RETURN tells one such story of confrontation, remembrance an...

  • Fresh Blood, A Consideration of Belonging


    Directed by b.h. Yael ∙ 1996 ∙ Canada

    FRESH BLOOD, A CONSIDERATION OF BELONGING is a hybrid documentary or video essay which includes questions around Arab Jewishness, negotiating Palestine, gender, bellydancing and memory. This video essay, formed by personal narrative and including a return to...

  • They Were Promised the Sea


    Directed by Kathy Wazana ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada - United States - Morocco - Israel ∙ 74'

    A lyrical, musical, polemical road movie, THEY WERE PROMISED THE SEA is an intimate journey shot in Morocco, Israel and Palestine, and New York. Writer and filmmaker Kathy Wazana's research into her family origins ...

  • Deir Yassin Remembered


    Directed by b.h. Yael ∙ 2006 ∙ Canada

    DEIR YASSIN REMEMBERED considers the repercussions of a largely forgotten massacre of almost 100 Palestinians in 1948. The massacre at Deir Yassin was pivotal to Palestinian dispossession. Though Deir Yassin has been partially acknowledged by Israelis, many ...

  • Even in the Desert


    Directed by b.h. Yael • Canada • 2006 • 32'

    EVEN IN THE DESERT is a personal reportage focusing on concrete actions by Israelis, Palestinians and international activists working together in the face of and against current agendas to displace Palestinians and to limit their movements. The video t...

  • A hot sandfilled wind


    Directed by b.h. Yael ∙ 2006 ∙ Canada • 16'

    A HOT SANDFILLED WIND is a 13-minute lyrical piece, based on a poem by Nadia Habib. An appeal for recognition against despair, it emphasizes that beyond the politics of occupation, Israelis and Palestinians live in proximity, side by side.


  • Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza)


    Directed by Nicolas Wadimoff • 2009 • Switzerland - France - Qatar • 85'

    Shot a few weeks after the end of Israel’s January 2009 offensive, this sensitively crafted doc captures the human suffering and devastation wrought on Gaza’s Palestinian residents as they struggle daily to survive. “Where ...

  • Aryana Resurrected


    Directed by Brishkay Ahmed • 2018 • Canada • 10'

    The name ARYANA means “holy one”. Many decades ago, the nation of ARYANA was forcefully transitioned into becoming AFGHANISTAN, the land of seven tribes. This period of rule, brought tremendous suffering, especially for the women and girls of the ...

  • On the Side of the Road


    Directed by Lia Tarachansky ∙ 2013 ∙ Israel - Palestinian Territory ∙ 82'

    Acclaimed former Soviet, Israeli-Canadian journalist Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most Palestinians made refugees in their own ho...

  • Palestine Trilogy

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    PALESTINE TRILOGY is a series of three videos by b.h Yael (DEIR YASSIN REMEMBERED; EVEN IN THE DESERT; A HOT SANDFILLED WIND) that present Palestinian, Israeli and International activists who work together in various groups and projects that attempt to address the historic and contemporary reperc...