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A World Not Ours

4

Fleifel takes you to the other side

The predicament of Palestinians in a Lebanon refugee camp receives a fair-minded examination in this superior doc, which neither romanticises resistance nor grinds axes.

Filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel’s family left the camp for Dubai, Denmark and ultimately London, and the bulk of the film is made up of his home movies.

Offering a fascinating window into a world often distorted and oversimplified, this is informative, stimulating and moving stuff; from footage of people casually waving guns to the disillusionment of the director’s revolutionary best friend.

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