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New Middle East Cinema, 2015 | Film Festival

The Shebabs of Yarmouk

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Monday 10/26
5:30 pm
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Axel Salvatori-Sinz, 2013, 78 min

Ala'a Hassan, Samer, Tasneem and Waed, Palestinian refugees from the third generation in Syria, are at the threshold of their adult lives. Torn between their desire for exile and their commitment to their group of friends, they try to escape boredom in the refugee camp, as well as lack of freedom in their host country. Some are organizing their future departures abroad, others are waiting for enrolment in the compulsory military service. Stuck on the roofs of the over fifty-year old camp, these young men and women share the concerns specific to their generation.

Presenter : Maya Alkateb-Chami (Community Arts Initiative)

The Cinema Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the Middle East Center, and the Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and International House Philadelphia, present the 2015 edition of NEW MIDDLE EAST CINEMA. Recently released feature films have been selected to represent Middle Eastern societies and cultures through cinema. Each film will be introduced by a presenter with special knowledge of the country, culture, and issues addressed in the film.