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A Man Returned

Mahdi Fleifel

UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Lebanon / 2016, 30 min

 

Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Helweh ended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a heroin addiction to life in a camp being torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart; a love story, bittersweet.

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The Boy from H2

Helen Yanovsky

Israel, Palästina / 2017, 21 min

 


Since the Hebron Agreement in 1997, Hebron, the biggest city in the West Bank, is divided into two sectors: H1 and H2. Freedom of movement for Palestinians is extremely limited in H2 and social life in this part of the city has come to a halt.
Every day, soldiers arrest children they associate with throwing stones and other actions. 12-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Burqan also lives in H2 with his large family. He is one of the boys who often come into conflict with the military. As producer, the Israeli organisation B’Tselem has already presented two films at Berlinale Shorts, Im Tekhayekh, Ha'Olam Yekhayekh Elekha in 2014 and Susya in 2009.

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Where Euphrates and Sava flow together

Andreas Muggli

Switzerland / 2016, 15 min

 

Mid-February 2016, a few days before the closure of the Greek - Macedonian border.
Along the Sava river, the last stage of a long trip on the refugee’s route through the Balkans.

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Greetings From Aleppo

Issa Touma, Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen

Syria, Netherlands / 2016, 17 min

 

Syrian photographer Issa Touma regularly travels from Europe to his city of birth, Aleppo. He visits family, friends and students who still live there, primarily viewing it as his task to record the art of survival during one of the biggest human dramas of our time.