A World Not Ours

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Arab Film Festival

A World Not Ours

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 29 June 2013

TO BOOK FOR THIS SCREENING, PLEASE VISIT OR CALL BOX OFFICE ON 8839 3399.

2012 I Palestine / Lebanon I 93 minutes
Director: Mahdi Fleifel

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

A dazzling act of first-person film-making  Mahdi Fleifel’s A World Not Ours immerses us in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh (‘Sweet Spring’) in Lebanon. Hastily built in 1948, it now houses 70,000 refugees in one square kilometre.

Fleifel spent his formative years in the camp in the 1980s before his family settled in Denmark, and for years he has been returning and keeping a video diary. His conversations with the camp residents offer an unfiltered take on life in Ain el-Helweh and the inhabitants’ grievances with Lebanon, Israel and their own political leaders.

At the heart of the film is Fleifel’s relationship with his friend Abu Eyad, with whom he shares an obsession with World Cup football and Palestinian politics. But while Fleifel can visit the camp when he pleases, Abu Eyad must remain — an inequity that makes their friendship both extra precious and sometimes tense. Humorous, touching and revelatory, A World Not Ours captures the tumultuous six-decade history of Ain el-Helweh through the lens of Fleifel’s own personal journey.

BIO: MAHDI FLEIFEL

Mahdi Fleifel is a Palestinian filmmaker and visual artist based in London. He was born in Dubai, raised in the Ain El-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon and later in the suburbs of Elsinore, Denmark. He graduated from the British National Film and Television School in 2009. His short films have screened at more than a hundred festivals around the world and have won many best film awards. A World Not Ours is his first feature film.

Festivals:
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012

Dates & Times:
8:00pm, Saturday 29 June 2013

Screens with:
Abu Nawas Kingdom

Tickets:
Adult $20, Conc. $15*

SAVE WITH A MARATHON PACKAGE
Adult $80, Conc. $60* (Excludes Opening Night)

*Transaction fees may apply

TO BOOK FOR THIS SCREENING, PLEASE VISIT OR CALL BOX OFFICE ON 8839 3399.

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Ticket Prices

Adult $20
Concession $15
Marathon Package (Adult) $80
Marathon Package (Conc.) $60

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30