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Contemporary Films From The Middle East: Damascus with Love (2010)

  • NHFPL/IVES 133 Elm St, New Haven, CT 06510 (map)

Running time: 95 minutes | Arabic with English subtitles
Damascus with Love is a 2010 Drama film by Syrian director Mohamad Abdul Aziz, first screened in the Dubai International Film Festival.  Hala, a Syrian-Jewish girl, is about to emigrate from Damascus. When her father reveals an old secret to her at the airport, she cancels her trip and returns to explore the past. This is a film about love, people, memory and place. A discussion will follow via Skype with Syrian-Canadian Ghada Alatrash, an international public speaker, poet, storyteller, educator, and translator.