Cedars in the Pines

Cedars in the Pines
Genre: Documentary | Director: Akram Khater | Language: English | Length: 55 minutes | Country: United States, Lebanon | Year: 2012 | Rating: NR

Over the past 130 years the Lebanese have created a rich legacy in North Carolina. They have built businesses from humble beginnings and innovative ideas, and shared their rich culture through food, dance, faith, art and literature. This film narrates the lives of those who have journeyed from Lebanon to build new homes, raise families and describes the 130-year history of the Lebanese in North Carolina. The film was produced by Professor Akram Khater of NC State University.

The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies is proud to have sponsored a screening of Cedars in the Pines. The Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies offers more information about the production and the continuing project on the Lebanese in North Carolina.

Find curriculum to accompany the film here.

Available for free streaming online here.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 4.H.1.3, 4.G.1.3, 4.C.1.1, 8.H.2.3, 8.H.3.1, 8.G.1.2, 8.C&G.1.4, 8.C.1.2, 8.C.1.3

Families of Afghanistan

Families of Afghanistan
Genre:
Family, Documentary | Director: Eleanor Marquisee | Language: English | Length: 25 minutes | Country: Afghanistan | Year: 2010 | Rating: NR

Award winning and highly acclaimed Families of the World Series documents how children and their families live in each country. Families of the World takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families. Each program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family attraction, communities, schools and homes of two families (one urban and the other rural) — from breakfast to bedtime and all the fun-filled activities in between. We are introduced to a child who helps narrate his or her activities.

Watch the online trailer here.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 1.C.1.1, 2.C.1.1, 3.C.1.1

Families of Egypt

Families of Egypt
Genre:
Family, Documentary | Director: Eleanor Marquisee | Language: English | Length: 25-35 minutes | Country: Egypt | Year: N/A | Rating: NR

Award winning and highly acclaimed Families of the World Series documents how children and their families live in each country. Families of the World takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families. Each program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family attraction, communities, schools and homes of two families (one urban and the other rural) — from breakfast to bedtime and all the fun-filled activities in between. We are introduced to a child who helps narrate his or her activities.

Watch the online trailer here.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 1.C.1.1, 2.C.1.1, 3.C.1.1