Twice Upon a Time

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Program: SDFF 2017,  FM  Spotlight on Filmmakers

Behind the splash of headlines about the Syrian conflict, Khalil (Syrian, age 12) and Niam (Lebanese, age 32) share a rare friendship. Caught between countries, the film carefully focuses on the lives of one woman and one boy in a small village near the Lebanon/Syria border. Filmmaker and former refugee, Niam takes us through the prism of splintered memories and animated ‘re-imaginings’ of the past, to witness a young life currently caught today between countries.

In Arabic with English subtitles

Runtime: 74 minutes
Origin: Lebanon/Qatar/USA