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"The Stranger" ... a film from the colon at the top of the "Palestinian Days" festival

“The Stranger” … a film from the colon at the top of the “Palestinian Days” festival

At the six-day Palestinian Film Day Festival, the rare film, shot in the Golan Heights, took center stage and ended yesterday.

Hundreds gathered to watch the film “The Stranger” set against the backdrop of the Syrian civil war, and tells the story of Adnan, who lives in the Golan He feels alien in his homeland, but his new development restores his determination to achieve a goal in life, and to help a man who came to the area after being wounded in the Syrian conflict. .

Director and screenwriter Amir Fakr El-Din said that Adnan’s experience was the experience of many Syrians who were separated from their homeland in the Golan Heights occupied by Israel in the 1967 war. International recognition. Commenting on the Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011, he said: “We (in the colon) live on the border fence (which separates us) from our homeland. Imagine we hear the sound of war and have not seen it in 10 years. The experience prompted him to ask himself: “To whom do these wars belong? Is there no war within us?

At the start of the eighth Palestinian Film Day Festival, actors and directors stood on the red carpet outside the occupied West Bank Ramallah Cultural Palace in scenes similar to those held at all festivals around the world.

But the strange thing is that the festival takes place in six cities, most of which are separated by borders and checkpoints. The films were shown in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, Nazareth and Haifa, and among the audience were members of the Arab minority in Israel who consider themselves Israeli Palestinian citizens. “We want to reach our audience in different cities and towns,” said festival spokesman Koloth Badawi.

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