London-based Palestinian director, Mahdi Fleifel, returns to the Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon where he spent much of his childhood. This is a personal and nostalgic exploration of a community that has been waiting for generations to be granted the right to return to what they see as their rightful homes in Israel. Exploring the stories of his friends and family, the World Cup proves an outlet for escape. This is a charming and moving take on belonging, borders and family, which won the Peace award at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year.
Tickets available from the Rio Cinema website here.
Best Documentary Feature Competition