Granny's Flags/Letter to Sasha/Free Running Gaza/Falluja
Haja Fatma, a mother to eight children, tells the tale of family life in Tripoli during the Libyan Revolution. Women, young and old, all contributed during these hostile months in their own unique way. A human portal into the acts of ordinary people in their hope for freedom.
Fatma, who lives in Asuerd's refugee camp in the Hamada of the Algerian desert, lives a very austere life with her family. A studious young girl that dreams of being a doctor, she listens to international television news that gives her an idea to contact another young girl from the other side of the Atlantic ocean: Sasha, one of the daughters of President Obama. North America premiere.
Free Running Gaza/25min
On the back streets of Gaza's Khan Younis refugee camp, Mohammed and Abdullah have found a way to overcome their war ravaged surroundings. In a world defined by Israe's apartheid wall, checkpoints and barriers, they hone their skills at Parkour, or free running, the art of transcending obstacles. Self-taught, they have learned by studying clips on YouTube. By day, they practice on bombed out landscapes; by night they connect to a global community of free runners to minimize isolation. Their artistry at vaulting over their squalid surroundings sets them apart from political and religious factionalism, violence and militancy.
Falluja : A Lost Generation?/50
What is the legacy of the Iraq war? Feurat Alani investigates the dramatic increase in cancers, birth defects, and infant mortality in Fallujah since 2004, interviewing Fallujah residents, doctors, United States military veterans, international scientists and weapons experts to shed light on the cause of this health crisis. He explores the possibility that weapons used by the U.S. in 2004 are the cause, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and anti-personnel thermobaric weapons. Contains scenes some viewers may find disturbing.
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