Is This the Face of A Terrorist?

Streaming Video - 2011
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From Julian Schnabel, Academy-Award?-nominated director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, comes Miral, the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope, and reconciliation amid a world overshadowed by conflict, rage, and war. The story begins in war-torn Jerusalem in 1948 when Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass of MUNICH, THE VISITOR) opens an orphanage for refugee children that quickly becomes home to 2,000 orphans. One of the children is seventeen-year-old Miral (Freida Pinto of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) who arrived at the orphanage 10 years earlier, following her mother's tragic death. On the cusp of the Intifada resistance, Miral is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she falls for a fervent political activist, Hani (Omar Metwally of RENDITION). Soon she finds herself in a personal battle that mirrors the greater dilemma around her and she is forced to decide between fighting like those before her or following Mama Hind's defiant belief that education will pave a road to peace.
Publisher: [United States] : Starz Media : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (approximately 114 min.)) :,sound, color


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ModernGirl30s Jan 14, 2013

Very powerful movie. A great portrait of the Middle East conflict from the side that we don't often here from. The beginning is a bit tough to watch and the story rambles at times but definitely worth seeing.

Quimeras Dec 12, 2012

“Miral” tells the story of a young woman trying to make sense of the world she was born in. The film sheds light on the plight of a people, subject to the injustices and cruelty of military occupation, while always maintaining hope for the next generation. I recommend watching this one.

EuSei Jun 19, 2012

The fact that Vanessa Redgrave is in it, should be enough to avoid this movie. Redgrave has been the spokeswoman for the anti-Israel crowd many, many years. But if this is not enough, think Steve Buscemi, Robert de Niro, Sean Pen and Josh Broling. Not enough? The UN sponsored the movie premier in the US. If you’re not yet convinced, well, watch the trailer: it is extremely revealing and I wish I had watched it beforehand! (And, no, I am not Jewish!) NOTICE: Attempts to censor (“Report this”) my comments will be fiercely fought under the aegis of American Libraries’ beloved principles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom.

Sep 15, 2011

What a passionate movie.

Violence is not the answer to political problems. The movie shows a very humane side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is so convincing because it is a true story.

Anyone who liked "Sarah's key" which is currently playing in the movie halls, will enjoy "Miral" as well.

Aug 14, 2011

What a fantastic film! It intertwines a personal individual's story with a larger story of the history of the struggle in the Mid-East. It is refreshing to view a side of the story too seldom told, and finally brings the audience a little bit closer to the truth of the region.

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