A World Not Ours
Documentary, director: Mahdi Fleifel, Lebanon/United Arab Emirates/United Kingdom, 2012, 93 min., Arab./En. with German ST
26.4.2022 | 20.00 | Kulturbrauerei |
Since 1948, more than half of the Palestinian refugees registered in Lebanon live in overcrowded refugee camps, deprived of some of their basic human rights. In “A World Not Ours”, director Mahdi Fleifel draws an intimate and humorous portrait of three generations of Palestinians from the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon, making their living situations and their plights visible. Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, and based on a wealth of personal recordings and archives, “A World Not Ours” is not only a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship and family, it is also an attempt to record what is being forgotten, and mark what should not be erased from collective memory.