Filmmaker: Annemarie Jacir
A masterful, moving new work by Palestine’s first female feature director, following a free-spirited young boy escaping from a refugee camp in Jordan in 1967.
Palestine/Jordan/Greece/UAE, 2012, 93 min
Winner: NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film, Berlinale 2013
Winner: Best Arab Film, Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, 2012
Official Palestinian Oscar Entry: Best Foreign Language Film, 2013
Jordan, 1967: free-spirited 11 year-old Tarek escapes a Palestinian refugee camp determined to return home, and is taken in by a band of freedom fighters. When his mother comes after him, they begin a journey from helpless victimhood to the defiant possibility of hope.
Making its UK premiere direct from acclaim at the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals, this is a masterful new work by Palestine’s first female feature director.
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