A World Not Ours
Mahdi Fleifel
2012 - 93 min - Couleur - Royaume-Uni, Danemark, Liban

"A World Not Ours" is an intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ain 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.

Author-Director : Mahdi Fleifel
Photography : Mahdi Fleifel
Editing : Michael Aaglund
Delegate Producer : Nakba Filmworks


Distributor : Nakba Filmworks


2014 - Festival International du Film des Droits de l'Homme (FIFDH), Paris (France) : Mention spéciale
2013 - Festival international du film de Berlin - Berlinale, Berlin (Allemagne) : Sélection
2013 - FIDADOC, Agadir (Maroc) : Grand prix "Nouzha Drissi"
2012 - Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto (Canada) : Compétition