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Dreams and Silence
[Ahlam Fi Faragh]
Dreams and Silence


Omar Al-Qattan


52 minutes

Arabic with English Subtitles

Dreams and Silence contrasts the daily life of a Palestinian refugee living in Jordan to the teachings of a religious figure who belongs to a mystical school of thought.

The religious figure's political and social beliefs are interlaced with the woman's own dilemmas - limited income, the need for education, and dashed hopes for national and personal liberation - revealing a flagrant disparity.

DREAMS AND SILENCE succeeds in outlining the contradictions between modern Islamic thought and the practical realities of the day.

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