So Many Stories Left Untold

The Dream

Al-Manam
Mohammad Malas
1987 • ria • 45’

Shot in 1980-81, the film is composed of interviews with different Palestinian refugees including children, women, old people, and militants from the refugee camps of Sabra, Shatila, Bourj el-Barajneh, Ain al-Hilweh and Rashidieh in Lebanon. Malas, who lived in the camps during the shooting and interviewed more than 400 people, asks about the dreams at night—they always converge on Palestine. In 1982, the Sabra and Shatila massacres occurred, taking the lives of several people he interviewed, and he stopped working on the project. He returned to it in 1986.

16 JAN / 10:45 / 105’
Cinema Ideal
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Unlocking Doors of Cinema
Nezar Andary

So Many Stories Left Untold