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Habibi (Habibi Rasak Kharban) by Susan Youssef (2011, 80 min.). A sold-out success at last year’s Boston Palestine Film Festival, this story of forbidden love is the first fiction feature set in Gaza in 15 years. After two Palestinian college students are forced to return home to Gaza, their families try everything to keep them apart—while the students do everything they can to stay connected. It’s superbly acted . . . the end will leave you breathless and wondering” (The Huffington Post). Winner of Best Film and Best Actress at the 2011 Dubai International Film Festival.

Co-presented by The Boston Palestine Film Festival.