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Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege

 
Abdallah AL-KHATIB  
Lebanon, France, Qatar 2021 89min DCP color Documentary G Korean Premiere
Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
351 2022. 05. 01 14:30 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 5
HKEG
538 2022. 05. 03 17:30 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 5
HKEG
835 2022. 05. 06 20:30 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 5
HKEG
Overview

It is a filmed diary that follows the fate of civilians during the brutal siege imposed by the Syrian regime following these battles. Yarmouk-born filmmaker Abdallah Al-khatib composes a love song to a place that resists the atrocities of war with dignity.

Review

Little Palestine, located in the Yarmouk region of Damascus, Syria, has been the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the world since 1957. The small town of 100,000 people has been locked down since 2013 after the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011. This documentary depicts the miserable and horrific daily life of the people living there until the lockdown was lifted in 2015. In a situation where no one can leave or enter, food, medicine, and electricity are all exhausted and people are pushed to the limit of their lives. As time goes by, the chattering children fall into silence with gloomy faces, and the hopeful and protesting crowd now falls into despair. Scenes of barely living in a half-collapsed building or queuing in line for a meal become literally everyday life. It is painful to watch this documentary, but the way they struggle to survive with dignity creates an impression. [MOON Seok]

CREDIT
  • DirectorAbdallah AL-KHATIB
  • ProducerMohammad ALI ATASSI, Jean-Laurent CSINIDIS
  • ScreenplayAbdallah AL-KHATIB
  • CinematographyAbdallah AL-KHATIB
  • EditorQutaiba BARHAMJI
  • SoundPierre ARMAND (Sound design and mix)
FILM SOURCE
Lightdox | nevena@lightdox.com
DIRECTOR
Abdallah AL-KHATIB 
Born in 1989, Yarmouk, Syria. He studied sociology at the University of Damascus.
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