A World Not Ours

A World Not Ours
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A World Not Ours
United Kingdom, 2012, 93 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Lebanon, Denmark
US Premiere
Topics: Documentary, Middle East, Political
Program: True Stories
Language: Arabic

Humorous and distinctively different, this film offers a remarkably intimate glimpse inside the Ain El-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon, home to 70,000 displaced Palestinians in one square mile. Dubai-born filmmaker Fleifel, whose grandfather lives in the camp, spent two years there in the 1980s before his family settled in Denmark. For years, he's been returning and keeping a video diary.

β€œIt's rare that music plays such a critical, even philosophical role in a film as it does in Fleifel's passionate, ironic, bittersweet documentary that flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab cliches on their heads while weaving an irresistible mood of amused melancholy. Occasionally suggesting The Wonder Years in a refugee camp, Fleifel's semi-memoir will draw ethnic and political audiences , but will also appeal to viewers sick of the Arab-Israeli conflict – those in the film certainly are. In its frank, mostly apolitical way, A World Not Ours makes a daring and effective effort to humanize those perpetual combatants.” – John Anderson, Variety

Director Mahdi Fleifel expected to attend both screenings

DIRECTOR: Mahdi Fleifel
Producer: Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel
Editor: Michael Aaglund
Screenwriter: Mahdi Fleifel
Cinematographer: Mahdi Fleifel
Music: Jon Opstad
Principal Cast: Mahdi Fleifel
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Nakba FilmWorks - http://nakbafilmworks.gb.net/

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