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Filmography - Islam: Islam - General

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2012

Islam - General

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2012. 

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible.  All DVDs listed below are located in Media Services on the Lower Level of Bender Library. To search the library’s complete videos holdings on biology topics (including VHS tapes) keyword searches in the library catalog will be necessary:


Edward Said on Orientalism. 2007.  Streaming video (40 min. : sd., col.). Edward Said's book Orientalism has been influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this interview he talks about the context in which the book was conceived, its main themes, and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of "the Orient.".  Streaming video

Gender me Homosexuality in the world of Islam. 2008.  1 streaming video file (52 min.). Filmed in Istanbul and Oslo, this artistic documentary by Turkish/Norwegian filmmaker Nefise Ozkal Lorentzen openly explores what it is like to be both gay and Muslim. Through the interrelated stories of a gay rights activist, a gay imam, drag artists, and others, Gender Me gently denounces homophobia in general, encourages discourse and engagement within Islam as a positive societal approach to coming to terms with sexual otherness, and seeks to advance a loving appreciation of the oneness of all humankind. (Portions with English subtitles, 52 minutes).  Streaming video

Islam Discovery and discussion. 2002.  1 streaming video file (117 min.). This program offers fifteen stand-alone segments, or lecture launchers,from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on a wide range of subjects concerning Islam, including the Hajj, W. D. Mohammed and the Nation of Islam, Muslim voter turnout in the 2000 elections, and the role of women in Islam. The program provides an introduction to Islamic beliefs and practices, as well as reporting on timely contemporary issues. Each clip can serve as a springboard for thoughtful discussion and a rich resource for exploring aspects of this major religious tradition. (2 hours).  Streaming video

Muslims. 2003.  1 videodisc (120 min.). Looks at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, this program explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, looks at the political forces at work among Muslims around the world, emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism, and examines the diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people.  DVD 1637

Tomorrow's Islam. 2003.  1 streaming video file (59 min.). Both in principle and historically, Islam is a pluralistic and progressive faith. Unfortunately, world events involving extremist groups and fundamentalist regimes have projected a distorted image of the religion into the West. In this program, devout Muslim intellectuals-Ridwan al-Killidar, of the Al Khoei Foundation; Baroness Pola Manzila Uddin, the first Muslim woman to sit in Britain's House of Lords; the Muslim Martin Luther,Tariq Ramadan; fiery Brookings scholar Muqtedar Khan; and others-correct misconceptions while envisioning an Islam that is at home in a modernized, interconnected world: one that retains the best of the tradition while embracing ijtihad, individual reformist thinking, to adapt the religion to the 21st century. (59 minutes).  Streaming video