Arabic Documentaries

This list is an effort to index the most significant ones, since a big fraction of Arabic documentaries is either missing or unavailable anywhere.
In an attempt to set criteria for the list, films added here are either about Arabs, made by an Arab, or in Arabic. Franco-Arabic is accepted.

Not yet in the database (as per 27-07-2020)
Homodi Hasim - Fallujah (2005) Iraq
Omar Al-Issawi - Harab libnan AKA The War of Lebanon (2001) Lebanon
Daniele Rugo & Abi Weaver - About a War (2019) Lebanon

  • Trances
  • Dawn of the Damned
  • The Eloquent Peasant
  • Horizons
  • Army of the Sun
  • Everyday Life in a Syrian Village
  • They Do Not Exist
  • The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived
  • Kafr Qasim
  • The Chickens
  • Step by Step
  • Under the Rubble
  • Tale of an Encounter
  • War Generation
  • Beirut: The Last Home Movie
  • Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon
  • The Dream
  • Introduction to the End of an Argument
  • Children of Fire
  • Cairo as Told by Youssef Chahine
  • Suspended Dreams
  • The Gulf War... What Next?
  • Umm Kulthum
  • Aleppo... Maqamat of Pleasure and Delight
  • Immigrants' Memories
  • Children of Shatila
  • Hashish
  • Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Ford Transit
  • Jenin, Jenin
  • Persona Non Grata
  • We Loved Each Other So Much
  • Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel
  • VHS - Kahloucha
  • Forbidden Lies
  • Algérie Tours/Détours
  • To Die in Jerusalem
  • A Road to Mecca - The Journey of Muhammad Asad
  • 9.3 - Mémoire d'un territoire
  • To My Father
  • Recycle
  • Slingshot Hip Hop
  • La face cachée du pétrole
  • Cultures of Resistance
  • Five Broken Cameras
  • Grandma, a Thousand Times
  • In My Mother's Arms
  • A World Not Ours
  • The Virgin, the Copts and Me
  • My Makhzen and Me
  • In Search of Oil and Sand
  • El Gusto
  • Infiltrators
  • My Love Awaits Me By the Sea
  • Cairo Drive
  • The Square
  • Challat of Tunis
  • Return to Homs
  • The Lebanese Rocket Society
  • Xenos
  • Silvered Water
  • Beats of the Antonov
  • A Roundabout in My Head
  • A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile
  • The Wanted 18
  • Open Bethlehem
  • Homeland: Iraq Year Zero
  • A Man Returned
  • Here and Perhaps Elsewhere
  • One Day in Aleppo
  • Arab Camera
  • Our Forbidden Places
  • The Most Beautiful of All Mothers
  • We Are All for the Fatherland
  • Beirut Diaries: Truth, Lies and Videos
  • War on War
  • From Beyrouth with Love
  • The Dreams of Sparrows
  • Meeting Resistance
  • My Country, My Country
  • Sari's Mother
  • Frontiers of Dreams and Fears
  • Terrace of the Sea
  • Young Freud in Gaza
  • Dance of Outlaws
  • The Perfumed Garden
  • Seekers of Oblivion
  • The Trip To Tunis
  • Twenty Years of African Cinema
  • Musical Brotherhoods From The Trans-Saharan Highway
  • Letter from a Time of Exile
  • Ouaga, the Capital of Cinema
  • A toi, où que tu sois
  • It is Not Enough for God to be with the Poor
  • There Are Many Things One Can Talk About...
  • On a Day of Ordinary Violence, My Friend Michel Seurat...
  • Hundred Faces for a Single Day
  • Beirut, Oh Beirut
  • Coffin of the Memory
  • Lettre à la prison