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International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra
14-19.03.22
Pamplona
Iruña
International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra

14-19.03.22
Pamplona
Iruña
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LONG-FEATURE FILMS
Alam Laysa Lana / A World not Ours


Country: UK, Lebanon, Denmark
Year: 2012
Duration: 93'
Direction: Mahdi Fleifel
Writer: Mahdi Fleifel
Cinematographer: Mahdi Fleifel

Producers: Mahdi Fleifel, Patrick Campbell
Editing: Michael Aaglund
Original music: Jon Opstad
Sound: Zhe Wu
Additional sound editing: Dominic Fitzgerald
Colourist: Monica Rubio
Additional photography: Mohamad Fleifel, Taleb
Fleifel, Said Fleifel
Voiceover recording: Dominic Rippel
Subtitles: Fayez Kanafani
Associate producer: Caglar Kimyoncu
Development producer: Purnima Ramadorai
 

A World Not Ours is an intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile 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, A World Not Ours 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.

Mahdi Fleifel

Mahdi Fleifel (Dubai, 1979)

Mahdi FleifelHe is a Palestinian filmmaker and visual artist based in London. He was born in Dubai, raised in the Ain El-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon and later in the suburbs of Elsinore, Denmark. He graduated from the British National Film and Television School in 2009. His short films have screened at more than a hundred festivals around the world and have won many best film awards. A World Not Ours is his first feature film.

Philmography:

  • A World Not Ours (2012)
  • Four Weeks (2009)
  • Arafat & I (2008)
  • The Writer (2007)
  • Hamoudi & Emil (2004)
  • Shadi In The Beautiful Well (2003)

Contact details

Patrick Campbell
patrick@nakbafilmworks.com

Written, photographed, and directed by: Mahdi Fleifel
Producers: Mahdi Fleifel, Patrick Campbell
Editing: Michael Aaglund
Original music: Jon Opstad
Sound: Zhe Wu
Additional sound editing: Dominic Fitzgerald
Colourist: Monica Rubio
Additional photography: Mohamad Fleifel, Taleb Fleifel, Said Fleifel
Voiceover recording: Dominic Rippel
Subtitles: Fayez Kanafani
Associate producer: Caglar Kimyoncu
Development producer: Purnima Ramadorai

Spanish premiere

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
NICDO
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe Institut
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
Partners
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
Skimetraje
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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