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Abu Ammar is Coming

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Synopsis

A photograph circulates, showing five men staring out of a window. Actually, four look out; the last man breaks protocol and looks at the camera. The stage is a bombed out building. All five men wear military fatigues. The colour must have been olive green.
The photograph, snapped by a Magnum freelancer, is a glowing artefact. Alongside it is a blurry newspaper photograph showing the Dhaka funeral of two men at the national Baitul Mokarram mosque: fighters for Palestine. The two photographs are evidence of the presence of Bangladeshi guerrillas in Lebanon in the 1970s, joining and fighting for the PLO in its struggle first for domination, then only survival.
Official Selection Berlinale 2016 - Forum Expanded

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
6 mins
Director
Naeem Mohaiemen
Producer
Naeem Mohaiemen

Genre

Production Company

Bangladesh, Lebanon, USA, UK coproduction

Co-commissioned by LUX and Independent Cinema Office, with support of funds from the UK Lottery, via Arts Council (England).

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)
3rd Floor, Kenilworth House
79-80 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8TA
+44 (0)20 7636 7120
info@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk
http://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

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Company

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)
3rd Floor, Kenilworth House
79-80 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8TA
+44 (0)20 7636 7120
bookings@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk
http://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk