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Women in the Middle East
Women Under Siege
Directed by Marilyn Gaunt
Produced by Elizabeth Fernea
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Rashadiyah, Lebanon, is six miles from Israel. In 1964, 14,000 Palestinian refugees transformed this then peaceful agrarian village overnight into a primary target for repeated Israeli military attacks.

WOMEN UNDER SIEGE introduces six women who play crucial roles in this besieged Palestinian community. As mothers, teachers, organizers, laborers, and sometimes as fighters, the women of Rashadiyah provided the foundation for their people's ongoing revolution.

Until in June, 1982, shortly after the completion of this film, heavy Israeli bombing reduced the town to rubble, forcing its residents to flee again.

Study Guide available.

"Sensitive, accurate, exciting, educational... a well-done production."—American Anthropologist

  

26 minutes / color
Copyright: 1982
Sale: $248

Study guide available

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Subject areas:
Lebanon, Middle East, Women's Studies

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The Films of Elizabeth Fernea

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