NOT IN COMPETITION

UK, Líban, Denmark
Year: 2012
Duration: 93′
Direction: Mahdi Fleifel
Screenplay: Mahdi Fleifel
Photograph: Mahdi Fleifel
Producers: Mahdi Fleifel, Patrick Campbell
Editing: Michael Aaglund
Original music: Jon Opstad

 

A World Not Ours is 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. Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, A World Not Ours is more than just a family portrait; it is an attempt to record what is being forgotten, and mark what should not be erased from collective memory.