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.
This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.
This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or email@example.com for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.