Watch the full-length program at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365307083/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=pov_covefullprogram (US Only)
Find out more at: http://www.pbs.org/pov/aworldnotours
“A World Not Ours” will air August 18, 2014 on PBS. Check local listings.
A documentary film by Mahdi Fleifel
A World Not Ours is a passionate, bittersweet account of one family’s multi-generational experience living as permanent refugees. Now a Danish resident, director Mahdi Fleifel grew up in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, established in 1948 as a temporary refuge for exiled Palestinians. Today, the camp houses 70,000 people and is the hometown of generations of Palestinians. The filmmaker’s childhood memories are surprisingly warm and humorous, a testament to the resilience of the community. Yet his yearly visits reveal the increasing desperation of family and friends who remain trapped in psychological as well as political limbo.