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Arab Film Festival presents



Lennox Theatre


24 July 2016

Dir: Salim Abu Jabal I 2015 I Palestine

This award-winning documentary captures an elderly couple in a final standoff with the local authorities to maintain their lifestyle in Roshmia; the last natural valley in Haifa.

Since 1956, 80-year-old Yousef has lived in a shack in the Roshmia Valley with his wife Amna, a refugee from Yasoor. Life is quiet until the municipality of Haifa plans to build a road across the valley to connect the Mediterranean to Mount Carmel – which will require the demolition of the couple’s home and force them to find a new home. Aouni, their sponsor, acts as a middleman between them and the municipality and attempts to secure a compensation for them. However, the negotiations lead to tension amongst the three.

Best Jury Prize, Dubai Int’l Film Festival
Grand Prix du Documentaire, Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen Tétouan

Country: Palestine
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Festival Exemption – MA15+

Screening with short film…

Dir: Shahin Alanezi I 2015 I Australia

Having fled her war-torn country to find safety in Australia, an Iraqi refugee struggles to let go of the past and follow her son’s seeming ease in starting a new life.

Country: Australia
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Classification: Festival Exemption – MA15+

Dates & Times:
Sunday 24 July 5pm

Save by purchasing a marathon package! Packages include tickets to the 5 Arab Film Festival films including Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou?NawaraWaiting for the Fall, Roshima and El Clasico (Package excludes Opening Night). Adults save $15, Conc. save $10.

Ticket Options

Marathon Package Adult $85
Marathon Package Concession $65
Adult $20
Concession $15
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (No interval)

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