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The Tower

Mats Grorud | 2018 | 80′

Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilee, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she will collect her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next.

Mats Grorud is a film director and animator from Norway. During his childhood, his mother worked as a nurse in refugee camps in Lebanon. In the 1990s, Mats studied at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon while working as an English and Animation teacher in the Burj el Barjaneh refugee camp. Based on the testimonies of the friends he made there, archival research and his own experience of the camp, he created his first-feature film, The Tower.

Suitable for audiences 12+

DIRECTOR: Mats Grorud


London – Barbican Cinemas 2 & 3

Friday 21 June 18:00 + Q&A

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