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THE SECRET WORLD


Directed by | Nicholas Rowe

Genre fiction  |  Length: 65mins  |  Year of production: 2009


The Secret World is a fiction feature film set in Ramallah. Adapting “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding’s classic, dark story of young British schoolboys on a deserted island who descend into brutality, The Secret World follows a group of Palestinian school children who wake up one day to find all the adults have disappeared. Confined in the West Bank by a massive encircling wall, they are left to form their own society and rules. Part mystery thriller, part political satire, The Secret World examines what happens to a society when it is cut off from both outside influences and its own heritage. As such it provides a fascinating doorway into issues such as democracy, human rights, social cooperation and rule of law – all through the eyes of children.