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The Tower

Sunday
September 22
Starting at: 5:30 PM

74 mins
Mats Grorud
Animation
2018 - Norway

The Tower is an exceptional animation film that explores the story of the Nakba through the eyes of a young Palestinian girl. Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp in Beirut where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being exiled from his home in the Galilee in 1948. One day Sidi gives her the key to his old house, and Wardi fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she collects her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next. The film's captivating animated characters, voiced by English-speaking actors, provide humour and an uplifting message of hope amid the darker historical moments told in the film.

  • Note: The film is voiced in English and may appeal to older children. 

Canadian Premiere