Abu Arab \ Film By Mona Daher
1st International Film Festival on Nakba and Return
11/2013
Mona Daher

Abu Arab
Directed by Mona Dohar
Palestine 2013
Documentary
13 min. Arabic with Hebrew and English subtitles

The movie focuses on the third generation of the Nakba and their dilemmas around their Palestinian identity, to the point of fear of losing it. Seventeen year-old Muna Thaher, the granddaughter of Abu-‛Arab, a refugee from Safuriyya, takes us on a voyage in search of the reasons for the split in Palestinian identity and its fragmentation among youths who now define themselves as Israelis. Along the way, Muna recounts the history of her family’s displacement from the village in the Galilee, as bequeathed by her grandfather across the generations.

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