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Thursday, September 29, 4:00pm

This film screens in honor of the memory of Shireen Abu Aqleh, made possible by the estate of Dr. Inaam Matar.

(2021, DCP, documentary, 82m, Arabic and English w/English subtitles) dir. Sarah Beddington. Lebanon, Palestine, United Kingdom. While millions of birds migrate freely in the skies, Fadia, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, yearns for the ancestral homeland she is denied. She challenges the director, Sarah, to find an ancient mulberry tree that stands witness to her family’s existence with only inherited memories, a blind man, and a two-headed dragon as her guides. Along the way, Sarah meets with ornithologists whose observations on the homing instincts of the birds that pass through the area inadvertently reveal the unresolved problems of the region. Spanning fifteen years, this story of a friendship that stays connected across a divided land and a fragmented people adopts a bird’s eye perspective to reflect on freedom of movement, exile, and the hope of return.

This screening is free. Tickets are available at the box office starting at 3:30 pm on a first-come basis.



The Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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