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Film Screening:
”The Long Season”

Human Rights Film Festival 2018

Film Screening: |”The Long Season”
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

In the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon lies refugee camp Majdal Anjar, where a small community of the country’s approximately 1.2 million Syrian refugees live. Award-winning director (Shape of the Moon; Position among the Stars) Leonard Retel Helmrich spent a year-and-a-half following a handful of lively and resilient characters: a love-sick young man, eager to marry despite his elders’ sharp discouragement; a conflicted teacher, passionate about her work at the camp but under pressure to return to her husband and the dangers that await her in Syria; and a family torn apart when a husband marries a second wife. Using his renowned single-shot technique, Helmrich’s incredibly intimate film The Long Season captures daily life for those whose futures are postponed by war.

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