CINEMA, SOUL IN THE EYES
organization Art Promotion

FRONTIERS OF DREAMS AND FEARS

 

Palestina, Usa – 2001 – DVD – color – 56’

 

Direction: Mai Masri

Cinematography: Fouad Sulaiman, Husain Nassar, Jimmy Michel

Editing: Michèle Tian

Music: Anouar Brahim

Producer: Mai Masri  in co-production with Independent Telivision Service

 

SYNOPSIS

The film tells the story of two young Palestinian girls: Mona from the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, and Manar from the Dheisha refugee camp in Bethlehem.

Living in two different camps, one characterized by the conditions of extreme marginalization, the other by the Israeli military and economic oppression, the two young girls communicate with each other in spite of the barriers that separate them.

The film describes their lives and their dreams through the correspondence via email that will culminate in their dramatic meeting on the Israeli-Lebanese border.

 

THE DIRECTOR: MAI MASRI

She is a native Nablus (Palestine) and was raised in Beirut. With the director Jean Shamoon she founded the Noor production. Among the many movies, the following are worthy of note: Children of Fire (1990), Children of Shatila (1998) and 33 Days (2007).

 

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

2001 Earth Vision Tokyo IFF: Excellence Prize

2001 Ismailia IFF: First Prize

2001 Beirut IFF:  Special Jury Award

2001 Egyptian Film Critics Association:  Best Arab Film

2001 Egyptian Documentary Film-makers Association:  Best Documentary Film