San Diego Arab Film Festival presents a special screening of The Tower
1649 El Prado
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
The San Diego Arab Film Festival presents a special screening of the film The Tower, a beautifully animated film that tells the story of Wardi, a young Palestinian girl who lives with her family in the Lebanese refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather, Sidi, was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being exiled from his home and homeland, Palestine, in 1948. When Sidi gives Wardi the key to his old house back in the Galilee, she fears he may have lost hope of someday returning home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she collects her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next. An uplifting film that captures the story of Palestine through four generations.
The Tower has won the following awards:
Best Animated Feature, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2018
Liv Ullman Peace Prize (to director), Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2018
Special Jury Award, Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival, 2019
Best Soundtrack, Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival, 2019
The film is appropriate for older teens. The Chicago International Children's Film Festival described it as suitable for ages 15 and up and noted that the film includes profanity, mature themes and viloence.
There will be a Palestinian dinner available for purchase. Meal will include vegetarian and meat options plus dessert, water, coffee and tea.
On-line ticket sales will close at Noon on November 2 unless they sell out sooner. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the door while they last.
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