Travel To the Middle East Through NFB Films

For all of you who’ve wanted to travel internationally but just couldn’t find the time or money… did you know there’s an NFB film for that?

Take a cinematic trip to the Middle East through 8 NFB docs!

Freelancer on the Front Lines

From Egypt to Turkey and Iraq by way of Israel and Palestine, witness the ups and downs of freelance journalism in action.

Freelancer on the Front Lines, Santiago Bertolino, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇮🇷Iran🇮🇷

Window Horses

Download this film about a young poet who embarks on a journey of discovery and reconciliation while attending a poetry festival in Iran.

Window Horses, Ann Marie Fleming, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇮🇶Iraq🇮🇶

Baghdad Twist

Take a tour through the fragmented memories of an Arab exile as  director Joe Balass pulls back the curtain on the once-thriving Jewish population of Iraq.

Baghdad Twist , Joe Balass, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

From Baghdad to Peace Country

Watch this documentary about a Canadian artist who, in 1999, took a life-altering journey to Baghdad.

From Baghdad to Peace Country, Sherry LePage, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇮🇱Israel🇮🇱

The Innocent Door

This short doc gives us an unusual view of the old city of Jerusalem, before and after the redevelopment of certain key sectors took place in the early 1970s.

The Innocent Door, Kenneth McCready, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇵🇸Palestine🇵🇸

The Wanted 18

Rent this feature film that mixes live footage with animation to tell the surprising tale of a herd of cows acquired by the Palestinian community of Beit Sahour that came to be seen as a security by the Israeli army.

The Wanted 18, Paul Cowan & Amer Shomali, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇯🇴Jordan🇯🇴

Grassroots in Dry Lands

Download a powerful doc that follows three unconventional social workers from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Israel who are coming together to build a more just and civil society.

Grassroots in Dry Lands, Helene Klodawsky, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇱🇧Lebanon🇱🇧

A Scent of Mint

Follow filmmaker Pierre Sidaoui as he spins the tale of his own immigration from Abey, Lebanon, to Montreal, Canada, and all that it entailed.

A Scent of Mint, Pierre Sidaoui, provided by the National Film Board of Canada