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Country: JORDAN, SWEDEN, SAUDI ARABIA
Language: Arabic, Hebrew, English
Run Time: 92 minutes
It’s 1948 in Palestine, and British rule is coming to an end. Laughing children tauntingly chase the departing military vehicles with rocks and slingshots…but whispers of a different war are spreading through the countryside. Not particularly concerned with the looming conflict, 14-year-old Farha goes about her days, dreaming of a future in the city with her best friend Farida, and of someday opening her own school for girls. But Farha’s tranquil day dreams are abruptly halted as the first bombs of the Arab-Israeli conflict fall upon her village. In an effort to protect her, Farha’s father locks her in a pantry and promises to return for her. In the chaos, Farha is left alone, in the dark, observing the collapse of her community through a small hole in the door. A devastating story of war and displacement, FARHA captures a series of haunting tragedies amidst the Palestinian Nakba, in which over 700,000 people were forcibly displaced. —G.S.
Content Warning: This film contains material that may be difficult for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
Westfield Studio Theatre
Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 11:55 AM
Monday, April 04, 2022 at 2:25 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
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