War, Armed Conflict and Occupation

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.


  • Myths for Profit


    Directed by Amy Miller ∙ 2009 ∙ Canada ∙ 58'

    MYTHS FOR PROFIT is a dramatic exposé exploring Canada’s role in industries of 'War and Peace’. Through diverse interviews and case studies, this documentary unveils the interests and profits of the most powerful corporations, individuals and agencie...

  • A Rustling of Leaves: Inside Philippine Revolution


    Directed by Nettie Wild ∙ 1988 ∙ Canada ∙ 112'

    This film offers a remarkable behind-the-frontlines look at the aftermath of the anti-Marcos “Yellow Revolution” that brought Corazon Aquino to power in the Philippines in 1986. Shot over eight months, often in dangerous conditions, the film chronic...

  • Tama Tū


    Directed by Taika Waititi • 2005 • New Zealand • 18'

    Every culture has its stories and its heroes. For the Māori, the men of the 28th Battalion are legendary. Numerous books and films have been made commemorating the Māori Battalion, who fought the Axis forces in Greece, North Africa and Italy. ...

  • 3000 Nights


    Directed by Mai Masri ∙ Palestine, France, Jordan, Lebanon ∙ 2015 ∙ 103'

    Inspired by a true story and shot in a real prison by acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri, 3000 NIGHTS traces a young mother’s journey of hope, resilience and survival against all odds. Accused of helping a teenage bo...

  • I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts


    Directed by Yusuf Zine & Kevin Young ∙ 2018 ∙ Canada ∙ 84'

    I AM ROHINGYA: A GENOCIDE IN FOUR ACTS chronicles the journey of fourteen refugee youth who take to the stage to re-enact their families' harrowing experiences in Burma and beyond. This story chronicles their journey before, during, and ...

  • 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...

  • Mars at Sunrise


    Directed by Jessica Habie ∙ 2013 ∙ Palestinian Territory - Canada - United States ∙ 75'

    With evocative cinematography, MARS AT SUNRISE tells the story of a war waged on the imagination. Jessica Habie's debut film surrealistically portrays the conflict between artists on either side of the milit...

  • 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...

  • Occupy Love


    Directed by Velcrow Ripper ∙ 2012 ∙ Canada ∙ 95'

    From the Arab Spring to the European Summer, from the Occupy Movement to the global climate justice movement, a profound shift is taking place: humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with heal...

  • 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...

  • A Place Called Chiapas


    Directed by Nettie Wild ∙ 1998 ∙ Canada ∙ 92'

    On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), made up of impoverished Indigenous peoples from the state of Chiapas, took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. The Mexican government deployed its troops, and at least...