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Ibrahim, A Fate to Define

September 20
Starting at: 7:15 PM

75 mins
Lina Alabed
2019 - Lebanon, Palestine, Denmark, Qatar, Slovenia

In 1987, when Lina Alabed was five years old, her Palestinian father Ibrahim set off on a short mission. He never came back. He was a member of the Abu Nidal group, also known as 'The Revolutionary Council. Her father's past still haunts the family. Her Egyptian mother, Najat, carried on raising their five children in Damascus. His disappearance was not something that the family discussed. Camera in hand, Lina breaks down the walls between herself, her mother and the rest of her large family and set out to investigate the disappearance of her father in the hopes of better understanding herself and her choices. Lina's film is not only an inquisitive journey into the unknown past of her father but is also an intimate testament of several generations of a family through hardships and fond memories of better times.

Q&A with the director to follow

Syria Film Festival