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Fadia's Tree + Q&A
Saturday 25th February 11:00 AM - Theatre By The Lake
Cert:U Year: 2022 Length:86mins
Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group presentation + director Q&A
Fadia, a dynamic Palestinian refugee stranded in Lebanon yearns for the ancestral homeland she's denied. She challenges her friend, the director, to find the ancient mulberry tree that stands as witness to her family's existence, guided only by inherited memories, a blind man and a two-headed dragon. Spanning fifteen years, this story of a friendship that stays connected across a divided land and a fragmented people, adopts a birds' eye perspective to reflect on freedom of movement, exile and the hope of return.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Director Sarah Beddington
Thanks to Verve Pictures
“The pulse of the story is that rarest thing in 2022 — internationalism. It thrums with quiet rage at how diplomats’ crayons cause the sky to fill not just with birds and balloons, but rockets.”
“A quiet meditation on the role home plays in shaping who we are.”
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