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 

Operating out of her aunt’s flower shop, Rosa has made it her side job to ship undocumented bodies home for burial. To avoid any paperwork, red tape and also jail time, her operation is well-intentioned yet completely illegal. Time works against her as Ali an Iraqi man desperately wants to get his recently deceased father’s body home where he is a respected member of his community. Rosa is Ali's only hope.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    23 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Suha Araj