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WEST ... EAST


Directed by | Rina Khoury

Genre fiction  |  Length: 8mins  |  Year of production: 2006


Rina Khoury's awardwinning short is snapshot of the expulsions of 1948.

“West ... Beginning of the journey East ... End of the journey… This path was taken by many villagers fleeing their home seeking refuge… Amer and his blind mother were among these refugees… They embarked on this journey not knowing where it would lead and how long they would be able to survive it…”
(director's statement).

Set in a deceptively lush fig orchard, the mother and son's exhaustion and the distant rumbling of artillery hint at the horrors of the Nakba.