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Ours is a Country of Words

 

Synopsis
Filmed in Shatila Regugee Camp in Lebanon, the story begins at an undetermined moment in the future, when the dream of the Palestinian refugees to go back to Palestine becomes reality. The film balances on the thin line between fiction and documentary, between dream and reality. While the families are preparing for their fictional return, it slowly becomes clear that this dream is far removed from daily life in the camp. The actors’ words in articulating the dream of returning to the homeland provides a deeper understanding of what it means to live in exile.

Director: Mathijs Poppe
Producers: Elisa Heene, KASK School of Art

Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Country: Belgium
Duration: 42:21 min

2017