1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham

1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham
Genre:
Animation, Short | Director: Ahmed Salim | Language: English | Length: unknown | Country: Global | Year: 2015 | Rating: N/A

‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ is a new global campaign produced by 1001 Inventions and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in partnership with UNESCO and the International Year of Light 2015 to celebrate the 11th-century scientist Ibn al-Haytham, promoting light science and its applications for humanity. It is the fascinating story of a brave young scientist from 11th century Arabia.

1001 Inventions presents this new, first-of-its-kind experience exploring Ibn al-Haytham’s inspirational story, and introducing the birth of Light Science and Experimental Science to engage the public, particularly children and family audiences, in a simple yet highly interactive and spectacular way.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 6.C.1.2, WH.H.2.5, WH.H.3.1

I Love Hip Hop in Morocco

I Love Hip Hop in Morocco
Genre: Documentary | Director: Joshua Asen, Jennifer Needleman | Language: Arabic, French, English, English Subtitles | Length: 80 minutes | Country: Morocco | Year: 2007 | Rating: NR

Our story begins with a group of Moroccan Hip Hop artists who share a single dream: to rock a professional concert for a hometown crowd. Unfortunately, resistance is strong in their society and resources scarce. With the help of the American filmmaker, they appeal to the American Embassy for funding and begin the journey that will leave to the “I Love Hip Hop in Morocco’ festival.

This film reflects the thoughts and dreams of the true future of the Arab world: its youth. These are not the images portrayed by the media, these are the real people. And their views on America, Islam, and the world in general, might surprise a few people around the globe.

Free for available online streaming here.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 7.C.1.2

Frontiers of Dreams and Fears

Frontiers of Dreams and Fears
Genre:
Documentary | Director: Mai Masri | Language: Arabic, English Subtitles | Length: 56 minutes | Country: Israel, Palestine, Lebanon | Year: 2001 | Rating: NR

Offering a rare glimpse into one side of the Middle East conflict, Frontiers of Dreams and Fears explores the lives of a group of Palestinian children growing up in refugee camps. The film focuses on two teenage girls, Mona and Manar. Although living in refugee camps miles apart, the girls manage to communicate and become friends with each other despite the overwhelming barriers separating them. The film reveals their lives and dreams and their growing relationship, at first through email, then culminating in their dramatic meeting at the fence that separates them at the Lebanese/Israeli border.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: WH.H.8.2