Viewing Topic: Middle EasternView All
Afghanistan Unveiled

by Brigitte Brault

Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule and U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign on Afghan women.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Arusi Persian Wedding

by Marjan Tehrani

Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Upcoming broadcasts Watch it online

Be Like Others

by Tanaz Eshaghian and Peter Wintonick

An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Watch it online

Camp Victory, Afghanistan

by Carol Dysinger

Camp Victory, Afghanistan follows several soldiers — Afghan and American — across the divide of language, culture, and religion as they attempt to accomplish a near impossible task: crafting a modern army to serve a struggling nation.

Dinner with the President: A Nation's Journey

by Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan

Directors Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan sit down with former President Pervez Musharraf, before he resigns from office, to address the army general’s plans to establish democracy in Pakistan.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens

Flipping Out

by Yoav Shamir and Michael Sharfstein

Israel is struggling to deal with about 2,000 former soldiers every year who abuse hallucinogenic drugs until they become psychotic.

Global Perspectives Collection

Hell of a Nation

by Tamara Gould and Bonnie Cohen

This intimate look at two candidates struggling to participate in Afghanistan’s constitutional convention shows how the road to becoming a delegate is almost as difficult as the country’s terrain itself; only a fraction of Afghans are elected to this landmark event.

Wide Angle, Global Voices

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale

by Nima Sarvestani and Malla Grapengiesser

Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process, in the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Watch it online

Lakshmi and Me

by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia

In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Watch it online

Motherland Afghanistan

by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin

Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World

EXPLORE FILMS

By Topic