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Surviving Violence - Nov 26 to Dec 2

3 Logical Exits Mahdi Fleifel

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“The whole world is closing in on me. Nothing matters anymore,” Reda confesses to director Mahdi Fleifel. Visiting his friend in Ain al-Helweh, the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, the filmmaker discovers a bitter man with no hope for the future. While the camp’s residents revolt against new Lebanese government measures that will make discrimination and living conditions even worse, Reda struggles to see any way to support his family. Over the phone, a sociologist explains to the filmmaker that there are only three ways out for these refugees: drugs, armed struggle and emigration. Alternating between archival footage and contemporary interviews filmed in black and white, Fleifel’s short film is a heartbreaking look at dispossessed humanity. (Charlotte Selb)

competition : Short and Medium-Length International Competition

3 Logical Exits

  • Country : Denmark, United Kingdom, Lebanon
  • Year : 2020
  • V.O : Arabic
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 14 MIN
  • Cinematography : Mahdi Fleifel
  • Cinematography : Talal Khoury
  • Editing : Michael Aaglund
  • Production : Mahdi Fleifel
  • Music : Stefan Smith
  • Sound Design : Dario Swade
Filmography of Mahdi Fleifel :

A World Not Ours (2012)
Xenos (2014)
20 Handshakes for Peace (2015)
A Man Returned (2016)
A Drowning Man (2017)
I Signed the Petition (2018)

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