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Directed by | Mouyad Alayan

Genre fiction  |  Length: 20mins  |  Year of production: 2009

Mouyad Alayan's short drama is set in a Palestinian neighbourhood of Jerusalem. Lesh Sabreen? tells the story of two young lovers as they navigate dreams and deadends in their sociallyconservative and Israelicontrolled community. Sabreen and Ayman dream of being together. However, Ayman will never be able to care for Sabreen in a way that her father would approve of. Alayan's awardwinning film exposes the layers of authority, from patriarchal social norms and taboos, to economic pressures and military occupation, that young Palestinian Jerusalemites face daily. Will the young lovers be able to realize their dreams in spite of these difficulties?