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Middle East Cinema: Getting Started

Quick Listings: Films

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To search for films, go to the Film & Video Collection page and use the custom search box at the top of the page. The following list of countries uses subject 'tags' in the records to pull up lists of films from or about countries in our collections. Click on one of the countries to see a list of relevant films:

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Duke Libraries' multidisciplinary and international film collection is located in Lilly Library on East Campus. Lilly Library also provides equipment to view film and video resources.


Dönmez-Colin, Gönül.
The Routledge dictionary of Turkish cinema.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2014.
Ginsberg, Terri.
Historical dictionary of Middle Eastern cinema.
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2010.
Lilly Library PN1993.5.M53 G56 2010 Check availability @ Duke
Leaman, Oliver (ed.)
Companion encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African film.
London ; New York: Routledge, 2001.
Lilly Library Reference PN1993.5.A65 C66 2001 Check availability @ Duke
Mazur, Eric Michael.
Encyclopedia of religion and film.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Soliman, Ismail Baha'a Eddeen.
Encyclopedia of the big screen : English - Arabic, with illustrations : history, technology, equipent, schools, theories, semiology / موسوعة الشاشة الكبيرة : إنجليزي - عربي، موضحة بالرسوم : تاريخ، تقنيات، معدات، مدارس، نظريات، سيميائيات،
Beirut: Librarie du Liban Publishers, 2012.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PN1993.45 .S65 2012x Check availability @ Duke