Hoda's Story w/ In Exile, Unwelcome & Siren - 12th Annual Harlem International Film Festival
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Director: Johan Eriksson
Palestinian Territories, Israel, Finland, 58 min
Twelve years in the life of a girl in Gaza who was blinded by a bullet. On 1 March 2003, 12-year old Hoda Darwish is hit in the head by a bullet while sitting at her desk in an elementary school in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Hoda miraculously survives, but she wakes up from her coma asking when the daylight comes. The bullet blinded her. She struggles to come to terms with her altered life, doubting her will to live, amidst the endless strife in the Gaza Strip.
Director: Alexander Kurilov
Moldova, 11 min
In Exile is the story of a boy who lives with his grandmother in an Eastern European village. His parents are both working abroad, so the boy is left to his own devices.
Director: Ida Theresa Myklebost
Greece, 16 min
In a makeshift tent on a gas station in Greece lives six year old Menwar and his family. They fled the bloody war in Syria hoping to find peace in Europe, but arrived in Greece only to find that the rest of Europe has closed its borders for them.
Now they face the biggest decision of their lives: will they give up the dream of Europe and follow the police to a prison-like government camp or break all the rules and make an illegal run for the border?
Director: Nobuyuki Miyake
Japan, 17 min
That day, a stalwart man from some other country was pinning down an old man in a room on the top floor of a housing complex.
*Talkback with filmmakers will follow screening
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