Toronto Palestine Film Festival

Shorts Collection: Resisting Borders

Expired September 30, 2020 3:59 AM
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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

Fiction / Short 

Ashraf has been a political refugee in London for some 30 years, content with spending his days in his study or at his local social club. One day he receives a phone call from his friend in Palestine, telling him that his son Moataz has been fatally wounded in a protest. His friend pleads with Ashraf to return home.

Past Festivals

Australia Palestine Film Festival

Days of Cinema Palestine

Doha Palestine Film Festival

Reel Palestine Film Festival Dubia

London Palestine Film Festival

And More

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    21 minutes
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Saeed Taji Farouky