1. A festival favourite with critics and audiences in 2013, A World Not Ours opens at the ICA in London on February 21st.

    The film is an intimate, humorous portrait of three generations in exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship and family.

    Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, A World Not Ours is more than just a family portrait; it is an attempt to record what is being forgotten, and mark what should not be erased from collective memory.

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  2. October 31st 2013 | Rich Mix Cinema

    Ain el-Helweh is Lebanon's largest refugee camp, home to over 70,000 displaced Palestinians. In this personal study director Mahdi Fleifel combines his own footage with that of his father's from the 80s and 90s, to present an intimate portrait of the place where he was born.

    After his family emigrated to Denmark Fleifel would return annually to the camp to visit family and friends who had stayed behind. In emulation of these summer trips the director returns to visit as an adult, challenging his teenage belief that 'going to Ain el-Helweh is better than going to Disney Land'. As when he was young, Fleifel is enamoured by the spirit of passion, volatility and camaraderie in the camp, yet he is forced to realise the harsher realities of entrapment and desperation his childhood friends face.

    A bittersweet cinematic essay, A WORLD NOT OURS is a refreshing look at the friendships, laughter, hope and despair that comprise daily life for those living in exile in Lebanon's refugee camps.

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  3. A festival favourite with critics and audiences in 2013, A World Not Ours opens at the ICA in London on February 21st. The film is an intimate, humorous portrait of three generations in exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship and family.

    Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, A World Not Ours is more than just a family portrait; it is an attempt to record what is being forgotten, and mark what should not be erased from collective memory.

    e2films.co.uk/aworldnotours

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  4. A festival favourite with critics and audiences in 2013, A World Not Ours opens at the ICA in London on February 21st. The film is an intimate, humorous portrait of three generations in exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship and family.

    Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, A World Not Ours is more than just a family portrait; it is an attempt to record what is being forgotten, and mark what should not be erased from collective memory.

    e2films.co.uk/aworldnotours

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  5. 2014 saw the return of Mahdi Fleifel at the Berlin Film Festival. After receiving the Peace Film Award for "A World Not Ours" in the Panorama section, this year he followed up with an epilog in the Shorts competition.

    In our Short Talks interview he further mentions plans for a feature film based on the same material and gives insight into his approach to adapting non-fictional situations for a film audience.

    hosted by Raphael Keric
    shot & edited by Daniel Pook

    a BURNWHO production

    short-talks.com

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