Summary: This film explores the 20-year relationship between two families, one Israeli and one Palestinian. Danae Elon last saw her childhood caregiver in 1991, and she seeks here to discover what happened to Musa, the Palestinian who helped raise her from her infancy until she joined the Israeli army. Her quest takes her to Paterson, NJ, where he had sent his own children to school, and she finds...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: GeoQuest Entertainment Group, Ltd. 2006
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ANO
Summary: Inspired by hate and surrounded by fundamentalist leaders in a country that may soon possess nuclear weapons, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad poses the most serious threat to world peace, even while he shrewdly manipulates public opinion at home. Until now, Americans have known little about him. Since his election in June 2005, Ahmadinejad has accelerated his country's nuclear research; called for the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf Publishers 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 955.0544 MEL
Summary: The author tells the story of her and her mother's escape from an abusive, fanatical Iranian father when she was six, as well as how she lived her subsequent life under the shadow of fear of her menacing father, and eventually was healed by her faith in God.
Publisher / Publication Date: Nelson Books 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAHMOODY, MAHTOB MAH
Summary: "In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell's frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the triumph of friendship and courage is as riveting as it is illuminating. The story begins in 2007, when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus...
Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CAMPBELL, DEBORAH CAM
Summary: American Betty Mahmoody goes with her daughter and her Iranian-born husband to his native Iran for a vacation. Soon Betty discovers her husband doesn't intend to ever return to America. He will let her go, but her daughter must stay. As a stranger in a foreign police state, Betty has no money, no friends, no rights, and makes a desperate, heroic bid to escape with her child.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2001
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA NOT
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NOT RATED PG-13
Summary: "In The Mayor of Mogadishu, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents, Andrew Harding, reveals the tumultuous life of Mohamoud 'Tarzan' Nur--an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia, and became a street brawler and activist. When the country collapsed into civil war and anarchy, Tarzan and his young family became part of an exodus,...
Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NUR, MOHAMUD HAR
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: B NUR HARDING
Summary: The author describes her cultural readjustment to America after escaping from Iran with her daughter, her fear of her husband's revenge, and her frustration with a legal system unable to offer her protection.
Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1992