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Tickets now at door only- A World Not Ours - (SD Arab Film Festival)

'A World Not Ours' (2012) (Trailer below)

From the SD Arab Film Festival site:

"Mahdi Fleifel’s dazzling first-person documentary takes us inside the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh, where the approaching World Cup championship has become a means for the residents to articulate their own ideas of home, community, victory and hope.

One day, the residents have a meeting to discuss the maintenance problems the building is suffering from. Restoration work is needed, but they cannot agree on what color to paint its façade. Their meeting is disrupted by the sounds of the approaching war.The long war sees many of the building’s residents leave and new ones arrive as the chaos rearranges the city and its inhabitants. Karim, now an adolescent, is caught up in the storm of the war and lives the conflict of the building interiorly as well as exteriorly where its facade is continuously tagged with political slogans and pictures of martyrs, a face of the changing periods of the era.

After a close shave, Karim’s parents decide to send him away from the danger and his home. In the 90s, the conflict stops and a huge reconstruction plan takes over Beirut. A sense of hope pervades. Karim, grown-up, returns from the United States where he has studied cinematography, and moves into an apartment in the building, which is showing signs of wear and tear. More than anything, Karim wants to restore the home of his childhood to its former glory, to recapture the past that was so violently robbed by the years of war. His task is obstructed by the construction plans of a real estate giant that wants to transform the area into a commercial district.

Karim meets Maya, a young Canadian-Lebanese woman who has just returned to Beirut. Working as a journalist, Maya feels saddened by the characterless reconstruction that is eating up Beirut’s history. The pair both feel lost in this new version of Beirut. Maya left as a young child and is searching for an identity here, while Karim is trying to make sense of a city he no longer recognizes."

Mahdi Fleifel / Documentary / Denmark, Lebanon, UAE, UK / 2012 / 93 mins / Arabic with English subtitles

Also included in the evening are two short films, to play before the feature:

- 'Maqloubi' (Nicholas Damuni / Palestine / 11 min)

- 'Nation Estate' (Larissa Sansour / Denmark, Palestine / 9 min)

Event Host: Robb

Special Note: Tickets are now available at door only.

Also Note: No seating will be allowed once the feature has started.

When and Where: We'll meet up in the lobby of MoPA at 7:10pm...when the reception starts. Seating then takes place from 8:00pm to 8:30pm and the short films and feature start at 8:30pm.

After the Film: No after-film event is planned, due to how late this will run.

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  • Robb

    Just a few reminder for tonight's meetup:

    Tickets are no longer available online, only at the if you didn't purchase your ticket already...a ticket's not guaranteed, if it gets sold out. Although this event doesn't start until 7pm...there's a film before you may want to go extra early and get a ticket at the box office if you want to increase your chances. Some folks did get turned away for an event earlier this week.

    Just normal Balboa Park parking...including some possible walking.

    ~Event Timeframe~
    - We'll meet up in the lobby of MoPA at 7:00pm
    - There's a reception from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    - Seating then takes place from 8:00pm to 8:30pm
    - Short films start at 8:30pm
    - Feature starts sometime shortly after

    Note: They will not allow folks to enter the theater and sit once the feature has begun.

    See everyone tonight!

    ~ Robb

    November 16, 2013

  • Snow F.

    X crossing my fingers for a ticket at the door.

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Robb

      Even though this film event doesn't start until 7pm...there's a film before you may want to go to Balboa park early and try to get a ticket in the 5pm to 7pm timeframe...while the other film is running ;)

      November 16, 2013

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