Directed by David Batty and Kevin Toolis.
96 minutes; released 2005.
Former CIA spy Robert Baer examines the history of suicide bombing from its origins in the Iran-Iraq war, through the truck bombers in southern Lebanon, to its contemporary use throughout the Middle East.
Directed by Dirk Dumon.
52 minutes; released 1994.
A documentary about Sufism as practised today in India, Pakistan, Turkey, and Macedonia. Also features Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a well-known performer of Qawali music.
Directed by Robert H. Gardner.
163 minutes; released 2000.
The rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture.
Directed by Amos Gitai.
123 minutes; released 2000.
A movie set during the Yom Kippur War in 1973, when Israel battled Egypt and Syria in Sinai and the Golan Heights. Shown from the perspective of two Israeli soldiers serving on a rescue crew, the film depicts a horrific day of death and destruction as the crew tries to pick up the pieces in the wake of slaughter.
Directed by Graham Judd.
120 minutes; released 2002.
Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, this program explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, looks at the political forces at work among Muslims around the world, emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism, and examines the diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people.
Produced by the Hartley Film Foundation.
30-minute programs; released 2003.
An introduction to the religions of India by Huston Smith. Includes Islamic Mysticism: The Sufi Way, Requiem for a Faith: Tibetan Buddhism, and India and the Infinite: The Soul of a People.
Produced by Steve Rockwell Productions.
177 minutes; released 2005.
A debate held in Toronto, July 16, 2005, between Muslim evangelist Steve Rockwell and Christian pastor Peter Youngren of World Impact Ministries. Subtitled "Islam vs. Christianity: The Perfect Gift."
Directed by Richard Bedser.
110 minutes; released 2005.
Filmed in the Middle East, this documentary re-creates the heroic encounter between Richard and Saladin. It uncovers a Richard who was as brutal as he was chivalrous, and a Saladin who was revered in the Europe of his day for his mercy towards the crusaders.
Directed by Hilla Medalia.
75 minutes; released 2007.
Two women meet in an emotionally charged encounter that underscores the deep roots of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. One is the mother of an 18 year old Palestinian suicide bomber. The other is the mother of a 17-year-old Israeli student killed in the suicide bombing.
Directed by Dr. John L. Esposito.
97 minutes; released 2002.
The second annual Frederick Charles Furlong Memorial Lecture presented by Dr. John L. Esposito at the University of St Michael’s, October 6, 2002.
Directed by Pamela Mason Wagner.
56-minute episodes; released 1996.
A series of five conversations between Huston Smith and Bill Moyers on the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Smith relates common elements of the different traditions. The last program focuses on Smith's personal beliefs.