Toronto Palestine Film Festival

Shorts Collection: Resisting Borders

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A collection of fiction and documentary films that delves into the lives of teenage girls, a political prisoner and a subversive undertaker. Each story explores the physical and emotional toll of borders, and the different ways each character resists their effects.


Total Run time: 73 min. Q&A to follow.


Co-presented by Arab American National Museum, Arab Film and Media Institute, ArteEast, Palestinian Youth Movement, and National SJP

Documentary / Short - Palestine / Spain


Three locations: Jerusalem, the West Bank and Haifa. Three characters: Baraá, Rima and Tasneem. Three girls between the ages of 13 and 17 speak to us, through their daily lives, of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with knowledge, coherence and clarity capable of making any spectator reflect.

Living no more than 100 km apart, but separated by walls and checkpoints that make it difficult for them to meet, the path they take to get to know each other appears in the documentary as a metaphorical tool to show the resistance of the Palestinian population. Through the observation of daily life and the concerns of the protagonists, we verify that, although they are very different from each other, they are united by a common desire for peace and for the end of the occupation.


Past Festivals

34 Mostra de Valencia Cinema del Mediterrani (Spain)

My First Documentary Film Festival (Tunisia)

Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2020

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    29 minutes
  • Premiere
    Canadian
  • Director
    Olga Arias Muñiz