Mahdi Fleifel, UK/Denmark 2014, 13 Min.
A Man Returned
Mahdi Fleifel, UK/Denmark/Netherlands 2016, 30 Min.
A Drowning Man
Mahdi Fleifel, UK/Denmark/Greece 2017, 15 Min.
I Signed the Petition
Mahdi Fleifel, UK/Germany/Switzerland 2018, 11 Min.
Mahdi Fleifel’s compelling films challenge how we think about fundamental questions of human existence: what does it mean to have a home or a homeland? What does it mean to be a refugee? Showcasing four of his award-winning short films, the programme follows the trajectory of Fleifel’s work over the past decade, urging us to reexamine how we conceptualise Palestine and Palestinian identity.
Born in Dubai, Mahdi Fleifel lives and works between Denmark, England and Greece. His critically acclaimed debut feature A World Not Ours (2012) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received over 30 awards. A Man Returned (2016) won a Silver Bear at Berlinale, A Drowning Man (2017) was selected for the Official Competition at Cannes and was nominated for a BAFTA.