Fadia’s Tree

IN CINEMAS 5 August

Fadias Tree - Packshot

While millions of birds migrate freely in the skies, Fadia, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, yearns for the ancestral homeland she is denied. She challenges Sarah, the Director, to find an ancient mulberry tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence – with only inherited memories, a blind man and a two-headed dragon as her guides. Along the way, Sarah meets with ornithologists whose observations on the homing instincts of the birds inadvertently reveal the unresolved problems of the region.

Spanning fifteen years, this story of a friendship that stays connected across a divided land and a fragmented people adopts a birds’ eye perspective to reflect on freedom of movement, exile and the hope of return.

Cast

Sarah Beddington and Fadia Loubani

Certificate

TBC

Genre

Documentary

Running Time

84

Language

English, Arabic

Directed by

Sarah Beddington

Written by

Sarah Beddington

Produced by

Susan Simnett

INDUSTRY AREA

Downloadable Assets

Hi-resolution Images

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