The UCSB Library has a rich collection of films from the Middle East (both feature films and documentaries), as well as many films about the Middle East covering the ancient to contemporary history of the region.
Below are the full list of feature films and the full list of documentaries. They include all films from and about the Middle East regardless of language. These are regularly updated.
The boxes below and to the right have links to lists by language and topics.
Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film. 2001.
REF PN1993.5.A65 C66 2001
Armes, Roy. Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East: a Dictionary. 2010
REF PN1993.5.A65 A76 2010
Dalīl al-aflām fī al-qarn al-ʻishrīn fī Miṣr wa-al-ʻālam al- ʻArabī. 2002
REF PN1993.5.E3 Q26 2002
Kronish, Amy. Israeli Film: a Reference Guide. 2003
REF PN1993.5.I86 K76 2003
Armes, Roy. Dictionary of North African Film Makers. 1996
PN1993.5.A35 A84 1996
Naficy, Hamid. A Social history of the Iranian cinema. 2011- 4 vols to date
PN1993.5.I846 N34 2011
Umīd, Jamāl. Farhang-i fīlmhā-yi sīnimā-yi Īrān. 1998- 2 vols.
PN1993.5.I7 U452 1998
Donmez-Colin, Gunul. The Routledge dictionary of Turkish cinema. 2014
REF PN1993.5.T8 D667 2014
A SURVEY CATALOGUE AND BRIEF CRITICAL HISTORY OF IRANIAN FEATURE FILM (1896-1975) by Reza Talachian (Univ. of Washington)
Middle Eastern Cinema Bibliography consists of books, journals, and videos relating to Middle Eastern cinema in the UCSB Library
The film lists linked below include both features and documentaries produced in one or more of the languages of the Middle East. Below you will find lists for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. These are the major languages in which we collect. The library does have films in other Middle Eastern languages, but there are not enough to make a special list.
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