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Key, The
Key, The


Muhammad Mustafa Ataya


51 minutes

Produced by:
Eyad Shehab Ahmad

Written by:
Muhammad Mustafa Ataya

Edited by:
Eyad Shehab Ahmad

In Arabic with English subtitles

Shot in the Palestinian refugee camps in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs, this beautifully choreographed documentary essay uses the symbol of the Palestinian catastrophe Al-Nakba as a departure point to explore culture and memory within the residents of these camps. Narrated in beautiful classical Arabic, the film documents the daily lives of some camp residents as they recount their stores of survival and resistance. The Key is as affecting as much as it is defiant.

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