To gain a better understanding of gender roles in the Middle East and North Africa, or to simply enjoy great cinema, here are five films to watch over your summer break.

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By Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq After being held captive by the al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda front in Syria for almost two years, American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, or Theo Padnos, released a harrowing narrative on his kidnapping and subsequent release. While Padnos maintains a legible reading by refusing too much gruesome detail, he leaves just […]

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By Shannon Watts, Staff Writer @shannon_watts11 Spoilers for the first two episodes below! Showtime’s CIA drama “Homeland” is no stranger to controversy; the show isn’t afraid to touch current, highly salient political issues. But in the past, it had been plagued by jingoist undertones as the show failed to portray the complexities of the Middle […]

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By Amy Gorel, Staff Writer Trouble makers, hippies, righteous activists, people who want to make a difference… Everyone has very different perspectives on protesting. There are activists, there are those who believe all change occurs gradually by working with the government and there are others who just don’t care as much. Many of us at […]

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