The superfast longitudinal documentary is composed of short takes / impressions filmed over the course of one year, forming a kind of a cycle of audio-visual poems: image is accompanied by the director’s poetic comments and fragments of conversations.
After years of separation, the filmmaker renews her relationship with her mother, Aïcha, now suffering from Alzheimer’s. From Brussels to Tangiers, the odyssey of a family marked by exile is evoked through discretion and confession, pain, separation, grief, and joy.
The documentary follows the footsteps of the genocide of Yazidis in Iraq and Syria. It was there—in the Iraqi town of Sinjar—that in August 2014, a terrorist group of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) attacked the Yazidi religious minority.
Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of becoming a policewoman in the Palestinian Security Forces (PSF). Despite discouragement from her family, even her beloved brother Mohammed, Walaa applies and gets in. But her own rebellious behaviour and complicated relationship with her mother are challenging, as are the circumstances under which she lives.
Moving to Beirut’s anarchic rhythm, Underdown follows the struggles of a Palestinian cab driver who lives in his car, a homeless Syrian kid and a Lebanese woman and her family.
This tells the story of the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, whom the war has effected both mentally and physically. The director is a student of the Lodz Film School.
The story of four refugee children in four different countries describing their daily struggle to obtain a formal education.
An intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon.
The film Desert View is dedicated to the study of building and living in the semi - built satellite city Madinaty, located in the desert east of Cairo.
Six Beirutis accompany the camera on its one-hour walk through downtown Beirut and declare the space in-between the built environment, in-between the transformed and the demolished, their very personal theatrical stage.
A coming of age drama that follows four adolescents, outstanding athletes living at Israel's national sports Academy.
Frustrated by the political, artistic and social development in his
society, JOWAN SAFADI – a famous and controversive Palestinian-Israeli musician and single-father of a teenage son decides to again make some trouble in the conflict-ridden region.
In 2010, Abu Eyad and other young Palestinian men from the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon travelled with smugglers through Syria and Turkey into Greece. Like so many other migrants, they came looking for a way into Europe but found themselves trapped in a country undergoing economic, political, and social collapse.
Om El Khir is a real fighter. Her husband has disappeared. One morning, he left on a boat for Europe and she has since received no evidence on whether he is dead or alive...
An old Bedouin riding his camel can’t believe his eyes: a woman dressed in a big, compact armour and a bizarre helmet is studying an insignificant rock. Astronauts in the desert of Oman... Or is it Mars?
Lamis and Wilson are migrants in New York. An hybrid narrative constructed with a poetic approach; a travel diary that becomes a chronic and takes us into the essence of human micro-politics in times of globalization: an uncertain kingdom of desire, hope and fears.
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.
In the midst of Egypt's worst political time, a young filmmaker returns home, to Cairo, for the first time since the start of the revolution.
Reda's dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp ended in failure. He returned with a heroin addiction to life in a camp, being torn apart. Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart; a love story, bittersweet as the camp itself.
Mahdi Fleifel went back to the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon to visit his friend. When he arrived, thousands of Palestinians have just taken to the streets to protest against discriminatory measures by the Lebanese government. A sociological meditation on the different “exits” that young Palestinians choose, in order to cope with life in the refugee camps.
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