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3 Logical Exits


In the summer of 2019, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel travelled back to the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon to visit his friend Reda, the subject of his previous film A Man Returned. When Mahdi arrived, thousands of Palestinians had just taken to the streets to protest against discriminatory measures by the Lebanese government. A sociological meditation on the different ‘exits’ young Palestinians choose in order to cope with life in the refugee camps.

Director filmography: I Signed the Petition (2018), A Drowning Man (2017), A Man Returned (2016), 20 Handshakes for Peace (2015), Xenos (2014), A World Not Ours (2012)

Listen to a conversation between Mahdi Fleifel and Laura Rantanen, the previous winner of the Bill Douglas Award:


  • Director Mahdi Fleifel
  • Country Denmark, UK, Lebanon
  • Year 2020
  • Duration 15 min


Bill Douglas Award 10th Anniversary

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