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Courtesy of Typecast Films

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet
Map & Directions

Directed by Dahna Abourahme

2010, in Lebanese with English subtitles


54 minutes



The Kingdom of Women: Ein El Hilweh

"This documentary is an enchanting ode to the resilience, intelligence, and valor of Palestinian women from Ain el-Hilweh. The largest refugee camp in Lebanon, it has endured war and destruction through several Israeli invasions and the long-drawn-out Lebanese civil war. In recording the lived experiences of generations of mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives, director Dahna Abourahme collaborates with illustrator and animation artist Lena Merhej to produce a visually poetic register of a history doomed to remain oral."
—Abu Dhabi Film Festival

► Preceded by the award-winning short film "Haneen" (directed by Ossama Bawardi), starring Suad Amiry in her first acting role. 

Special ticket prices apply! Individual tickets are $10. MFAH Members, senior adults, students with ID, and members of Film Buffs receive $2 discount. Ultimate Film Supporter-level members of Film Buffs are admitted free.