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Directed by | Ana Maria Hurtado

Genre documentary  |  Length: 52mins  |  Year of production: 2011

Following the fall of Saddam Hussein, thousands of Palestinian refugees living in Iraq were displaced again into a no man's land on the Syrian border. After years in this new found limbo, some ultimately journeyed with their families to Chile, where they were offered residence. Ana Maria Hurtado�s Palestine in the South follows one such group as they reach Chile and are welcomed to a small town with a Palestinian population descended from migrants arriving a century earlier. For all the hospitality of the town, opportunities are scant and disillusionment sets in amongst some new arrivals.