Fadia’s Tree

Directed by Sarah Beddington

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 film’s 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.

Adopting a birds’ eye perspective to reflect on the nature of freedom of movement, exile and the hope of return, Fadia’s Tree is the story of a 15-year friendship that connects across a divided land and a fragmented people.

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111 minutes

Arabic and English

Partial English

Country of origin:
Great Britain

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