Nadi Cinema, the Middle Eastern film club, features monthly film screenings and discussion groups led by experts in Middle Eastern Studies. All the films screened in Nadi Cinema have English subtitles, and discussions and presentations are in English.
Thursdays 4pm - 7pm
Gilman Building, Room 133
Refreshments will be served.
Nadi Cinema is hosted by the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies.
Summer 2014 Program
June 19 - The Battle of Algiers
The 1966 classic, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, about the fight between France and Algerian guerrillas for control over Algiers during Algerian War of Independence.
Presented by Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
July 17 - The Green Wave
The film documents the populist protests that broke out following the Iranian presidential elections in June 2009 in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad secured a dubious victory over Mir-Hossein Mousavi.
Presented by Dr. Brandon Friedman
Spring 2014 Program
March 6 - Beirut Diaries
Through the experiences of a young activist, Nadine Zaidan, in the aftermath of Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri's assassination in 2005, the film explores the challenges confronting contemporary Lebanon.
Presented by Joel Parker
April 24 - The Jewish Community of Babylon, Part 1
A documentary on the Jews of Iraq from World War I until the Farhud, the pogrom which resulted in the deaths of over 150 Iraqi Jews in June 1941.
Presented by Salim Fattal
May 15 - Bab `Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul
The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his granddaughter, Ishtar, who wander the desert together in search of a great union of dervishes, which occurs once every thirty years.
Presented by Michael Barak
Fall 2013 - Winter 2014 Program
November 14 - Minority at Risk
A documentary about Iraq's Christians in the wake of the terrorist attack on Lady of Deliverance Church, and the impact of minority migration on Iraq's identity.
Introduced by Prof. Uzi Rabi
Presented by Dr. Ronen Zeidel
December 12 - Heya Fawda
"This is Chaos," the final film from Egypt's award winning director Youssef Chahine.
Presented by Dr. On Barak
January 9 - Zenne Dancer
Inspired by the murder of a gay man by his own father, the film examines homophobia and sexual identity in Turkey through the story of a male belly dancer.
Presented by Duygu Atlas
Spring - Summer 2013 Program
March 13 - Rabat
Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected.
Presented by Joyce van de Bildt
April 24 - Terrorism and the Kebab
An absurdist comedy about a man who goes to an Egyptian government office and is mistaken for a terrorist.
Presented by Mira Tzoreff
May 22 - Cairo 678 (Egypt)
Egyptian women fight back when they are sexually harassed in the streets of Cairo.
Presented by Shoshi Shmuluvitz
June 19 - The Source
The women in a remote Moroccan village go on a Lysistrata-like sex strike when the men refuse to fetch water from the well.
Presented by Samir Ben-Layashi
July 24 - A Separation
An Academy Award winning family drama set in Iran.
Presented by Miriam Nissimov
Fall 2012 - Winter 2013 Program
November 28 - The Yacoubian Building
A scathing portrayal of Egyptian society based on a best-selling novel.
Presented by Shimon Shamir
December 19 - Men on the Bridge
A feature film about the lives of men who work on the Bosphorous bridge in Istanbul.
Presented by Duygu Atlas
January 16 - Persepolis
The story of young girl growing up during the Iranian Revolution.
Presented by Liora Hendelman-Baavur