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21st Arab Film Festival

Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey

Through My Eyes: Hani's Journey

Directed by Zahra Mackaoui

Canada, Lebanon, Syria / 2017 / 30 mins / Arabic, English / Color

Plays In:
Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

New Parkway Theatre
October 18, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets

Plays In:
Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

Pasadena City College
October 26, 2017 7:00 pm

Description

Follows the journey of blind Syrian refugee Hani Al Moliya from the camps in Lebanon to Canada. Told through his photos, it is a story of triumph against adversity, set against the backdrop of the Syrian war.


Director's Bio

Zahra Mackaoui is a British/Lebanese documentary filmmaker and producer with over 15 years of documentary film practice in the Middle East for broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, ARTE/ZDF, and Al Jazeera. THROUGH MY EYES: HANI’S JOURNEY is her first film on the festival circuit.


Credits

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Plays in

  1. Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

    83 mins
    Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of "experience" so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the multitude of hues that should be considered when discussions of the refugee experience are had. From the Yarmouk and Ain El-Hilweh camps, to the streets of Berlin: Refugee Stories shows what it takes to hold onto one's dreams amidst devastating circumstances.

    In This Program: After the Spring, Here You Are, A Man Returned, The Pianist of Yarmouk, Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

New Parkway Theatre
October 18, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets

Plays In:
Refugee Stories: Migration, Displacement, Hope

Pasadena City College
October 26, 2017 7:00 pm