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Fadia's Tree

19th March 2024

By Sarah Beddington
Lebanon | 2022 | 1h 22’ | 15 | English & Arabic with English subtitles

While millions of birds migrate freely in the skies above, a dynamic Palestinian refugee stranded in Lebanon yearns for the ancestral homeland she's denied. She challenges her friend, the director, to find the ancient mulberry tree that stands as witness to her family's existence, guided only by inherited memories, a blind man and a two-headed dragon. Spanning 15 years, this story adopts a birds' eye perspective to reflect on freedom of movement, exile and hope of return. LW

“It’s a film that sets anger … to one side in favour of a sombre, supportive, emotional portrait.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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