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Roundabout Shatila

A Short film by Maher Abi Samra

Produced by Les Films d'Ici

Production year : 2004

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Production and distribution

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Les Films d'Ici


Shatila Camp in Lebanon is a place where the Palestinian refugees live under precarious conditions. Through two characters, the director wishes to reveal the tensions which haunt the camp and its inhabitants. Native of Shatila, former Fatah member, 38 years old Halime is animated by the claim. Abu Kamal, 75 years, refugee since 1965, stay recluse in his apartment. They are both stuck between forced exile and impossible integration, between history and present, between rejection of Shatila and attachment to the camp. Roundabout Shatila is one of the nervous center's of the camp, with the crossing of several road axes. Roundabout Shatila is also the main cemetery for Palestinian people. Roundabout Shatila, this is precisely a history of struggle between past and present

Full credits (5)

Executive Producer :

Serge Lalou

Director of Photography :

Maher Abi Samra

Editor :

Dominique Pâris

Screenwriter :

Maher Abi Samra

Sound Recordist :

Moncef Taleb

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Short film

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100% French (France)

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51 min

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