Screening - KINGDOM OF WOMEN

KINGDOM OF WOMEN

Time

Date

Location

 

Admission

11:00am

Friday, October 7, 2011

ZIFF OFFICES -

THE AFICAN CINEMA TENT

FREE

Directed by
Dahna Abourahme
Screenplay

Dahna Abourahme

Country

Lebanon (2010)

Running time

Genre

54 mins

Documentary

Synopsis

The story of the women of Ein El Hiweh refugee camp between 1982- 1984 is an important chapter in the history of Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon.  After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, the camp was destroyed and its men imprisoned. The Kingdom Women documents the community and organizing spirit of the women during this period , how they were able to rebuild the camp, protect and provide for their families while their men were held captive. Weaving between past and present, animation and daily life, the documentary focuses on seven of these women and honors how women continue to contribute to the survival of the Palestinian community in exile.