A World Not Ours (2014)

World Not Ours
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords 1990s, 2010s, bittersweet, children, culture, early 2000s, family, historical, identity, light, melancholy, Middle East, Palestine, refugee, sports
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mahdi Fleifel Himself The Filmmaker 121208 1000001
Abu Iyad Himself The Friend 121208 1000002
Abu Osama Himself The Grandfather 121208 1000003
Said Himself The Uncle 121208 1000004
Mahdi Fleifel Director n/a 2 2000001
Patrick Campbell Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mahdi Fleifel Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mahdi Fleifel Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mahdi Fleifel Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Michael Aaglund Editor n/a 172 7000001
This documentary is an intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exiled Palestinians 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, it 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.