Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege
Documentary, director: Abdallah Al Khatib, Lebanon/France/Qatar, 2021, 89 min., Arab. with En. ST
The district of Yarmouk (Damascus, Syria) sheltered the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018. When the Syrian revolution broke out, the regime of Bashar Al-Assad saw Yarmouk as a refuge of rebels and resistance and set up a siege from 2013 on. Gradually deprived of food, medicine and electricity, Yarmouk was cut off from the rest of the world. Between 2011 and 2015, Abdallah Al-Khatib documented the daily life of the besieged inhabitants, shedding light on their plight and their courage, and paying tribute to their resilience.