Directed by Bachir Abou Zeid (2016, 30 min.). In Arabic with English subtitles
On September 18, 1982, soon after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and during the Sabra and Shatila massacre, Khaled, Nidal, and Salma prepare for a private resistance mission. In one uninterrupted shot, this film portrays a true event that happened in Beirut at the time.
Advisory: Graphic war violence
Directed by Nasser Samara (2016, 31 min.).
When his roommate asks him to leave their apartment temporarily, a struggling Palestinian-Mexican-American actor is forced to deal with his insecurities in a world quick to stereotype.
Director/Actor Nasser Samara will be present for a discussion following the screening.
Advisory: Language, adult themes
A Man Returned
Documentary directed by Mahdi Fleifel (2016, 30 min.). In Arabic with English subtitles.
Reda, age 26, dreamed of escaping ‘Ain El-Helweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, so he fled to Greece. There, he was trapped for three desperate years and became addicted to heroin. Now he has returned, only to find the camp being torn apart by internal strife in the looming shadow of the war in Syria. Against all odds, Reda decides to marry his childhood sweetheart. It’s a love story as bittersweet as the camp itself.
Advisory: Language, drug use
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