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A sociological meditation on the different “exits” that young Palestinians choose, in order to cope with life in the refugee camps.

About the director

Mahdi Fleifel was born in Dubai. In the UK’s National Film and Television School he studied Fiction Directing. Fleifel’s debut feature A World Not Ours premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received over 30 awards including the Berlinale Peace Prize. In 2016 Fleifel won a Silver Bear for A Man Returned. His follow up A Drowning Man was selected in the Official Competition at Cannes. His last film I Signed The Petition won Best Documentary Short at IDFA and was nominated for the 2018 European Film Awards.


Mahdi Fleifel


Denmark, UK, Lebanon

Director of Photography

Mahdi Fleifel, Talal Khoury


Michael Aaglund