A World Not Ours

  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Denmark
  • Lebanon
  • Palestinian Territories
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A World Not Ours is an intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive, and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family.


  • Original Title
    A World Not Ours
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mahdi Fleifel
  • Cinematography
    Mahdi Fleifel
  • Editing
    Michael Aaglund
  • Sound
    Zhe Wu
  • Runtime
    93 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Denmark
    • Lebanon
    • Palestinian Territories
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Toronto International Film Festival 2012
  • Awards
    • Berlinale Panorama 2013 (Winner: Peace Film Prize)
    • Yamagata Int Documentary Film Festival 2013 (Winner: Grand Prix)
    • CPH:DOX 2013 (Winner: Reel Talent Award)
    • DOC NYC 2013 (Winner: Grand Jury Prize)

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