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OPENING FILM // 194. Us, Children of the Camp

  • E Street Cinema 555 11th Street Northwest (map)

Preceded by A Drowning Man by Mahdi Fleifel and followed by a discussion on Palestinian identities in diaspora and Palestine.

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OPENING FILM // 194. Us, Children of the Camp

by Samer Salameh
US Premiere | Documentary | 85 min. | 2017

The film follows the director’s journey as he is forced to join the Palestinian Liberation Army in Syria only a month before the start of the Syrian uprising. With the escalation of violence and the increasing attacks by the Syrian regime army on the camp, the director and his friends attempt to document the hopes, struggles, departures and loss they experience.



SHORT // A Drowning Man

by Mahdi Fleifel
DC Premiere | Short | 15 min. | 2017

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators, he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

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