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AR 1: THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE. Set in Tunisia in the 1950s in the shimmering reflection of royal life before any revolution. This is a powerful film about the silence imposed on women in the Arab-Muslim world. 1996. Color. 2 hr. 7 min. Arabic with English subtitles. VHS.

AR 2: EXPERIENCE MOROCCO. Zoom on a Harley down an ancient caravan trail, hitch a ride on a farm truck, climb 14,000 feet, barter with masters, experience Morocco. Color. 47 min. English. VHS.

AR 3: THE CIRCLE: A woman gives birth to a baby girl. Little does she know but she and her daughter are already unwanted. Three women are released from prison and their need for money leads them to take desperate measures. 2000. Color. 1 hr. 31 min. Farsi/Farsi with English subtitles. Special features include: Trailers, weblinks, and DVD-ROM essay. DVD.

AR 4: THE WIND WILL CARRY US: A filmmaker from Tehran travels to a remote mountain village secretly planning to record a local ritual ceremony surrounding an old dying woman. 1999. Color. 1 hr. 58 min. Farsi with optional English subtitles. DVD.