Film Guides

"Children of Heaven"

From Iran. Persian with English subtitles. Appropriate for late elementary - adult.
 
CLICK HERE for cross-curricular lessons developed by Journeys in Film.
 

"Daughter of Keltoum"

From Algeria. Arabic and French with English subtitles. Appropriate for high school (Pre-screen to be sure you agree!) and adult. Note: This film guide was made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.
 
 

"Excuse My French"

From Egypt. Arabic with English subtitles. Appropriate for high school - as long as you provide them with the short background on the Coptic Christians of Egypt.
 
 

"Free Men" 

From France. French with English subtitles. About the rescue of Jews/resistance activities at the Grand Mosque of Paris during World War II and the Holocaust.--

 

"The Kite"

From Lebanon. Arabic with English subtitles. Possibly appropriate for high school (except for one really graphic reference shouted by a mother over a megaphone), definitely great for adults.  Note: This film guide was made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.

 

"Persepolis"

In French with English subtitles (but a true story of a girl/young woman growing up in Iran during and after the Revolution).  Appropriate for high school and adults.
 
- For a high school guide, CLICK HERE.
- For a college guide, CLICK HERE.
 
 

"Santa Claus in Baghdad"

In English. Created for middle school and high school students. You need to provide a quick background on sanctions in Iraq in order for young people to fully understand the story.

CLICK HERE for lessons developed by the Global Media Literacy Project.

 

"Slingshot Hip Hop"

An interesting documentary on Palestinian rap. Appropriate for high school (Pre-screen to be sure you agree!) and adult.
 
 

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