Uncertain States A World Not Ours
Year after year, Danish director Mahdi Fleifel returns to spend his holidays in Ain-el Helweh, where he grew up. Ain-el Helweh, founded over 60 years ago and with a population of well over 70,000, is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. For Mahdi Fleifel, “Ain el-Helweh is better than Disneyland”, but while he can leave any time, his friend Abu Eiad is tied to the camp. With an unusually light touch, this prize-winning film juxtaposes political events with the home videos enthusiastically shot by the men in the Fleifel family down the years.
Followed by discussion/Artist Talk with Mahdi Fleifel and Irit Neidhardt (mec-film)