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Films of Masri & Chamoun: Frontiers of Dreams and Fears & Children of Shatila


Films of Masri & Chamoun: Frontiers of Dreams and Fears & Children of Shatila by Arab Film Distribution at Sultan Movie. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Winner! - ASFF, London Winner! - Earth Vision Award Frontiers of Dreams and Fears Award-winning Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri's documentary traces


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Winner!
- ASFF, London

Winner!
- Earth Vision Award

Frontiers of Dreams and Fears
Award-winning Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri's documentary traces the delicate friendship that evolves between two Palestinian girls: Mona, a resident of the economically marginalized Beirut refugee camp and Manar, an occupant of Bethlehem's Al-Dheisha camp under Israeli control. The two girls begin and continue their relationship through letters until they are finally given the opportunity to meet at the border during the Israeli withdrawal from South Lebanon. When the intifada suddenly erupts around them, both girls face heart-breaking changes in their lives.

As in Masri's earlier films, Children Of Shatila (1998) and Children Of Fire (1990), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears focuses on the difficult plight of Palestinian children while exhibiting an optimism that defies their unbearable circumstances.

Children of Shatila
Many people first became aware of the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon after the shocking and horrific Sabra-Shatila massacre that took place there in 1982. Located in Beirut's "belt of misery," the camp is home to 15,000 Palestinians and Lebanese who share a common experience of displacement, unemployment and poverty. Fifty years after the exile of their grandparents from Palestine, the children of Shatila attempt to come to terms with the reality of being refugees in a camp that has survived massacre, siege and starvation.

Director Mai Masri focuses on two Palestinian children in the camp: Farah, age 11 and Issa, age 12. When these children are given video cameras, the story of the camp evolves from their personal narratives as they articulate the feelings and hopes of their generation.

DVD Features:

  • 2 films on 1 DVD
  • Audio: Arabic
  • Subtitles: English
  • Additional Information

    Manufacturer:Arab Film Distribution
    Publisher:Arab Film Distribution
    Studio:Arab Film Distribution
    UPC:643519119599
    EAN:0643519119599
    Item Weight:0.25 pounds
    Item Size:5.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
    Package Weight:0.18 pounds
    Package Size:5.42 x 0.58 x 0.58 inches

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