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Arab Film Festival 2014

The Shebabs of Yarmouk

Les Chebabs de Yarmouk

Directed by Axel Salvatori-Sinz

Documentary / France, Syria / 2013 / 77 mins / U.S. Premiere

I Exist / Shebabs of Yarmouk

New Parkway Theatre
October 21, 2014 9:00 pm

I Exist / Shebabs of Yarmouk

Harmony Gold
November 9, 2014 12:00 pm

Description

Boredom, idleness, discouragement, the possibility of exile. But also hope, dreams, ideals, and passion for art. That is what Axel Salvatori-Sinz filmed in this first documentary essay, which elegantly captures the daily lives of Ala’a, Hassan, Samer, Tasneem and Waed, all of whom are in their early 20s. They are Shebabs, as third-generation Palestinian refugees born and raised in the Mukhayyam Yarmouk camp, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, are known. An award-winner at Visions du Réel, and screened at Hot Docs and Marseille, this documentary looks at these young people’s complex situation with clarity and poignancy

Dates & Times

I Exist / Shebabs of Yarmouk

New Parkway Theatre
October 21, 2014 9:00 pm

I Exist / Shebabs of Yarmouk

Harmony Gold
November 9, 2014 12:00 pm