The New World, Episode One

  • 11'
  • Egypt
  • 2017

A melancholy song, full of hope and longing, reverberates in The New World, guiding us through the lives of Lebanese immigrants Amer and Sana Khaddaj. Ghalia Elsrakbi and Lauren Alexander use archival material to collect stories of ordinary people of Middle Eastern descent, bringing us a fresh look at what it means to be displaced.

Directors
Ghalia Elsrakbi, Lauren Alexander
Countries of production
Egypt, Netherlands, USA
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
11'
Medium
DCP
Language
Arabic
Producer
Ghalia Elsrakbi / Foundland Collective
Production Company
Foundland Collective
Sales
Foundland Collective
Music
Lauren Alexander