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    A Road to Mecca – The Journey of Muhammad Asad

    Itävalta |  2008 |  92min

    Sun 22.1.2012 16:00

    Sun 29.1.2012 13:00

    Director Georg Misch’s thought-provoking documentary draws an elaborate picture of Muhammad Asad (1900-1992), possibly the most surprising Muslim thinker of the last century. Who would have...

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    Algeria, Images of Fight

    Belgium |  2009 |  52min

    When the Algerian National Liberation Front’s (FLN) military wing launched a struggle for independence against the colonial power of France in 1954, France responded with massive military action.
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    Amanar Tamasheq

    Spain |  2010 |  15min

    Fri 27.1.2012 21:00

    In his short documentary film, director Lluís Escartín gives a voice to the Tuareg people, nomads living in the area of six post-colonial states, who usually only make the news when there are conflicts. The indigenous people of the Western Sahara last...
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    At Night, They Dance

    Canada |  2010 |  80min

    Sun 29.1.2012 13:00

    The pink paint on the walls is worn. The hip-length dark hair of a young girl is tied with a scarf. At the centre of the room she moves her body to oriental rhythms. “Look Abir,” says mother Reda, who sits at the side of the room shaking her...
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    Egypt, Spain |  2011 |  67min

    Tue 24.1.2012 17:00

    Talking with tourists, purchasing a digital recorder, filming outdoors, political discussions, holding hands in public – all of the above is forbidden. Public beaches have been replaced with fenced-off hotel districts. Movement is restricted because parts of the city are confined and some...

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    Grandma, a Thousand Times

    Libanon, Qatar |  2010 |  50min

    Wed 25.1.2012 13:00

    Fri 27.1.2012 21:45

    83-year-old Teta Fatima Kaabour is a normal grandma from Beirut. Illiterate Teta brought up six children, became a widow twenty years ago and now mainly spends her days smoking a pipe and following the events of the neighbourhood. Her late husband, a brown-eyed violinist, has a...

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    Tahrir – Liberation Square

    France, Italy |  2011 |  91min

    Fri 27.1.2012 19:00

    Sun 29.1.2012 17:00

    It's the evening of the sixth day of the revolution in 2011. The camera circles around Tahrir's square, peeks behind people's backs and dodges by-passers. One can almost smell the gunshots fired by the soldiers.

    The atmosphere is anticipatory and electric; history is...
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    The Battle of Algiers

    Algeria, Italy |  1966 |  121min

    Sat 28.1.2012 19:30

    The film Battle of Algiers is mainly set inside a wall where the protagonist, Ali La Pointe, is hiding and reminiscing his time as a member of Algeria's National Liberation Front. The French soldiers outside are urging Ali to surrender. The viewers, too, may feel like...
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    Waiting for Abu Zayd

    Lebanon, Syria |  2010 |  82min

    Tue 24.1.2012 19:00

    Wed 25.1.2012 17:00

    Waiting for Abu Zayd is a courageous portrayal of the liberal researcher, who pays a great price for challenging the Islamic faith. Nasr Hamed Abu Zayd is convicted in Egypt for his texts that set Coran in its cultural and historical context. He is ultimately forced...