This fall, the Middle Eastern Studies Program continued its popular Middle East film festival with public screenings of important and academically provocative films about the Middle East. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People dealt with how the degrading images of Arabs in Hol- lywood blockbusters has served to naturalize prejudicial attitudes toward Arabs and Arab culture. Divorce Iranian Style provided a subtle and fascinating look at how women use their strength, inge- nuity, and guile to confront biased laws in the Kafkaesque administrative system of Iranian divorce courts. The Yacoubian Building is an epic-scale drama showcasing aristocratic lifestyle, political corruption, homosexuality, and the growth of Muslim extremism in contemporary Egypt. Finally, Promises provided an alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict by following the lives of seven Jewish and Palestinian children for a period of three years and demonstrating how they lose their youthful innocence.