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Original Title: Atfal Shatila

Released: 1998

Country: Lebanon

Director: Jean Chamoun & Mai Masri

Language: Arabic

Theme: War & Military

Genre: Documentary

Summary

Farah and Issa are two Palestinian children who live in the refugee camp of Shatila, home to displaced Palestinians and Lebanese alike. Following the Shatila massacre of 1982, Farah and Issa struggle to lead a normal life, as they deal with the realities of living in a refugee camp. When they are each given a video camera to film with, we are given an insight into the questions that these young minds have, growing up in a war-torn region that has witnessed countless tragedies. Festivals/Awards: Best Director Award, Arab Screen Film Festival, London; Best Camera Award, Arab Screen Film Festival, London; Special Mention at CMCA, Palermo, Italy.
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