A World Not Ours

21/02/2014
  |  Book Tickets: 14/02/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 21/02/2014
  |  93 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary in which film-maker Mahdi Fleifel offers an insight into Palestinian refugee camp Ain el-Helweh. Fleifel spent much of his childhood at the camp before moving to Denmark with his family, but has returned on many occasions. From a young age he has been capturing life at Ain el-Helweh by recording a video diary in which he talks to those who reside there including his friend Abu Eyad. They have common interests in football and politics but while Mahdi can leave the camp whenever he wants, Abu has no choice but to remain in the harsh living conditions which can at times put their friendship under strain. The film takes a look at the camp over the years since it's construction in 1948 to the present day where it is now home to 70,000 refugees.