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Introduction and Post-Film Discussion with Rosie Bsheer, Department of History, Yale University
The story of the women of Ein El Hilweh refugee camp between 1982 and 1984 is an important chapter in the history of Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon.
From director Dahna Abourahme (Until When…) The Kingdom of Women documents the organizing spirit of the community’s women during this period—detailing how they were able to rebuild the camp and protect and provide for their families while their men were held captive. Using animation and scenes from daily life as it moves between past and present, the film focuses on seven of these women, honoring the contributions they’ve made and continue to make to the survival of the Palestinian community in exile.