A World Not Ours

Lebanon/UK/Denmark, 2012, Colour, 93 min

A World Not Ours is an intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ain 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.

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Born in Dubai in 1979, he was raised in Ainal-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon and later in the suburbs of Elsinore in Denmark. In 2009, Fleifel graduated from the National Film and Television School in London, where he now lives and works. His first-year film, Arafat & I, screened at festivals around the world and won numerous awards. In 2010 Fleifel teamed up with Irish producer Patrick Campbell. Together they set up the London-based production company Nakba Filmworks. A World Not Oursis Fleifel‘s first feature-length documentary.
Peace Film Prize - Berlinale 2013. CPH:DOX 2012. Toronto IFF 2012. One World, Prague 2013. Best World Cinema - Documentary Edge Festival 2013. ZagrebDox 2013.

Nakba FilmWorks

Patrick Campbell


23.08, 18:00, Kino Europa Indoor


Human Rights Dox


Mahdi Fleifel


Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel


Mahdi Fleifel


Zhe Wu


Michael Aaglund


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