BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary
I grenseland

Frontiers of Dreams and Fears

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Ahlam Al-Manfa
Libanon / USA / 2001 / 56 min
DIRECTOR:
Mai Masri

Shot during the liberation of South Lebanon and the beginning of the Al Aqsa Intifada, FRONTIERS OF DREAMS AND FEARS accompanies two young girls on an extraordinary journey to the borders of exile, which separate them from each other and from their homeland. Mona (from Beirut's Shatila refugee camp) and Manar (from Bethlehem's Dheisha camp) begin to communicate via email and build a friendship, despite the barriers separating them. Their remarkable relationship culminates in their dramatic meeting at the Israeli/Lebanese border. Through their correspondence, we learn of their dreams and fears they share with their friends in both camps. Produced in association with the Independent Television Service.

Mai Masri

Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker with a Bachelor's degree in film from San Francisco State University. She has directed and produced several award-winning films that were broadcast on more than 100 television stations around the world. With filmmaker Jean Chamoun she formed MTC and Nour Productions.