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A Man Returned
Mahdi Fleifel

Mahdi Fleifel is a Danish/Palestinian filmmaker based in Amsterdam. He graduated from theUK National Film and Television School in 2009. His debut feature, ‘A World Not Ours’, waswidely acclaimed, earning over thirty awards including prizes at the Berlinale, the EdinburghFilm Festival and DOC NYC. His upcoming feature, ‘Men In The Sun’ is based on the themes and characters encounteredwhile making his recent works, and is currently being developed with New Danish Screen.

Country of origin: UK / Palestine / Lebanon / The Netherlands
2016 / Arabic / English subtitles / 30 min
Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Helwehended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a heroin addiction to life in a camp being torn apart by internal strife and theencroachment of war from Syria. Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart; a love story, bittersweet as thecamp itself.
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Producers: Patrick Campbell – Mahdi Fleifel
Production company: Nakba Filmworks
Director of Photography: Mahdi Fleifel
Editor: Michael Aaglund
Sound Design: Dario Swade
Colourist: Gareth Bishop