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I Signed the Petition + A World Not Ours

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I Signed the Petition. Directed by: Mahdi Fleifel, DE/CH/GB, 2018, 11 min., English spoken + English subtitles

Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel.

A World Not Ours. Directed by: Mahdi Fleifel, GB/LB/DK, 2012 / 93 min., Arabic & English spoken + English subtitles

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 in the lives of those for whom dispossession is the norm, and yearning their daily lives. Filmed over 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 forgotten and to mark what should not be erased from collective memory.

Both films were directed by Mahdi Fleifel, a Danish-Palestinian director who graduated from the UK’s National Film and Television School in 2009. He is co-founder of the London-based production company Nakba FilmWorks, which he runs with Irish producer Patrick Campbell. His feature debut A World Not Ours (2012) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won over 30 awards including the Peace Prize at the 2013 Berlinale and Grand Jury Prizes at Edinburgh, Yamagata and DOC:NYC. In 2016, he won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale with A Man Returned. His latest film, A Drowning Man, was selected for the Official Competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for a BAFTA in 2018.

Supported using public funding by Bratislava City Foundation and Bratislava Old Town. The digitalization of Kino inak was financially supported by the Audiovisual Fund.

entry: presale 5 € / 4 € reduced // at the door 6 €