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by Mahdi Fleifel


An intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of 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 in the lives of those for whom dispossession is the norm, and yearning their daily lives.

international title: A World Not Ours
original title: Alam Laysa Lana
country: United Kingdom, Lebanon, Denmark
sales agent: MPM Film (Movies Partners in Motion Film)
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Mahdi Fleifel
film run: 93'
release date: FR 04/12/2013
screenplay: Mahdi Fleifel
cinematography by: Mahdi Fleifel
film editing: Michael Aaglund
music: Jon Opstad
producer: Mahdi Fleifel, Patrick Campbell
production: Nakba Filmworks
backing: Festival d'Abu Dhabi, Screen Institute Beirut