January 19: Screening of Frontiers of Dreams and Fears

RSVP: //www.facebook.com/events/342102132483779/ Screening of Frontiers of Dreams and Fears [Ahlam Al-Manfa] Mai Masri, 2001, 56 minutes In Arabic with English subtitles RSVP: //www.facebook.com/events/342102132483779/ Thursday, 19 January 2012, 7PM Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver […]
Screening of Frontiers of Dreams and Fears
[Ahlam Al-Manfa]
Mai Masri, 2001, 56 minutes
In Arabic with English subtitles
RSVP//www.facebook.com/events/342102132483779/
Thursday, 19 January 2012, 7PM
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St  4th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
This heartfelt documentary from award-winning filmmaker Mai Masri explores the enduring friendship that evolves between two Palestinian girls—Mona, who was born and raised in the economically marginalized Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, and Manar, who lives in the Dheisha refugee camp under Israeli control.

The two girls begin their friendship as penpals, sharing the similarities and differences of life in the two refugee camps. Mona and Manar are finally able to meet face-to-face at the Lebanese-Israeli border during Israel’s withdrawal from South Lebanon. But when the second intifada suddenly erupts around them shortly thereafter, both girls must face heart-breaking changes in their lives.

Movie clip: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTcKHIikxbE