Director: MAHDI FLEIFEL
Producer: Patrick Campbell
Cinematographer: Mahdi Fleifel
Editor: Michael Aaglund
Music: Jon Opstad
Language: Arabic & English
2013 VIEWFINDERS COMPETITION WINNER
NYC PREMIERE “A doc that flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab clichés on their heads, while weaving an irresistible mood of amused melancholy.” (Variety). If Woody Allen made a film about a Palestinian refugee camp, it might come out like A World Not Ours. Director Mahdi Fleifel grew up in the camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon before his family moved to Europe. This film documents his trips back for a sensitive, funny and illuminating study of belonging, friendship and family.
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