Three short videos by Lebanese women. Parine Jaddo’s contemplative Astray uses exquisite interior shots of an orderly home to access the inner turmoil of the heroine, an Arab-American struggling with isolation and family worries in the aftermath of September 11. Much different in tone, Jaddo’s Aisha (1999) challenges our conventional notion of Arab women’s sexuality, as a feisty documentarian interrogates Middle Eastern men who were her cousin’s lovers. Sabine El Chamaa’s experimental How Beautiful Is the Sea (2003) takes place in a city under attack; the female narrator finds refuge in slumber, and abstract images convey the impermanence of the flesh as two soul mates meet on the beach to face a deluge. In English and subtitled Arabic. 69 min.