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All Posts Tagged With: "Israel"

Heart of Jenin: Introduction

(July 8, 2009) When 12-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Khatib was accidentally shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Jenin, the boy’s parents turned their sorrow into a gift of hope for six Israeli children by consenting to donate Ahmed's organs.

Jul 12th, 2011 | Comments

Contestant No. 2: Introduction

(July 29, 2009) Duah Fares is an Arab-Israeli teenager and member of the Druze religion. When she sets her sights on the Miss Israel pageant, her tight-knit religious community balks. The pageant requires contestants to wear a bathing suit, an act that could disgrace her family and even put her in danger.

Jul 12th, 2011 | Comments

Gaza E.R.: Introduction

(August 14, 2007) In the summer of 2006, as internal battles fracture the Palestinian Territories, WIDE ANGLE provides a glimpse inside the conflict as it spirals out of control. Gaza E.R. follows doctors, nurses, and staff at Shifa Hospital, the largest in the Gaza Strip, as they struggle in the face of turf wars between Hamas, rival faction Fatah, and powerful families with competing agendas.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Pickles, Inc.: Introduction

(August 30, 2005) In February 2003, eight widows of Tamra decided to challenge convention by starting up a business venture -- the Azka Pickle Cooperative -- seeking financial independence for themselves and their children. WIDE ANGLE follows these women as they establish a tiny factory for pickling vegetables and develop a market for their product in local stores.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

World Links: Ethiopia Requests Emergency Food Aid, Karadzic Boycotts His Own Trial

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Oct 22nd, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Pakistan Suffers Six Attacks in One Day, U.N. Endorses Gladstone Report

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Oct 15th, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Israel Exchanges Prisoners for Video, Burmese Opposition Leader’s Appeal Rejected

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Oct 2nd, 2009 | Comments

World Links: U.S. to Withdraw More Troops from Iraq, Lashkar-e-Taiba Determined to Strike India

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Sep 30th, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Obama Addresses U.N., Co-Ed University Opens in Saudi Arabia

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Sep 23rd, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Warning from Top Commander in Afghanistan, World Leaders Gather in New York

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Sep 21st, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Four U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan, Iranian Reformist Faces “Maximum Punishment”

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Aug 25th, 2009 | Comments

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Contestant No. 2: Full Episode

Watch the full episode of Contestant No. 2, about an Arab-Israeli teenager and member of the Druze religion. When she sets her sights on the Miss Israel pageant, her tight-knit community balks.

Jul 30th, 2009 | Comments

Contestant No. 2: Slideshow: Who Are the Druze?

Learn more about the faith, culture and history of the Druze, a tight-knit social and religious community with an estimated one million members worldwide.

Jul 29th, 2009 | Comments

Contestant No. 2: Filmmaker’s Notes

Filmmaker Ibtisam Mara'ana describes her experience working on the film.

Jul 29th, 2009 | Comments
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