Links to Middle East/Islam Film Sources

UNC-Chapel Hill Library
The Ellen-Fairbanks D. Bodman Collection of Middle Eastern and Islamic World Films. Taffy Bodman and her husband, Herb, were original founders of SERMEISS, and she had a great impact on the founding of the SERMEISS Film Library described below.

List of the movies on the Middle East available through iTunes

Global Lens Films
The Global Lens film series was launched in 2003 to support the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. All proceeds from the series support community arts-initiatives, filmmaker grants and education programs

Arab Film Distribution
Arab Film Distribution promotes and distributes films from the Arab world

Torch Films Middle East Studies film collection


As part of its mission, SERMEISS maintains an outreach center that offers access to films, videotapes, and DVD’s, at a nominal charge to cover shipping and processing costs. Louisa Moffitt maintains the center at the Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia. A complete catalog of films is available in a downloadable version here  

  SERMEISS Annotated Filmography (download fileor in a list farther down on this page.

Film rental procedures:

The easiest way to request a film is by email to Louisa Moffitt at:

Or by mail to: Louisa Moffitt
                      Marist School
                      3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd NE
                      Atlanta, GA 30319

Please request the film at least two weeks in advance of when it will be needed.

Films are rented to SERMEISS members for a flat fee of $10.00 per film, plus shipping. Non-SERMEISS members are asked to pay a rental fee of $15.00

Films will be shipped via UPS and should be returned vis UPS the day after they are shown SERMEISS members are responsible for the payment of the return shipping charges. A bill will be sent for the rental within a week of the show date.

Cancellations and rescheduling arrangements need to be made as soon as possible so the films are not shipped unnecessarily.